This quick guide lets you find and install new packages via a text console.
Every command has to be run with super user privileges sudo.
1. Find a package:
sudo apt-cache search package-name
2. Check if a package is installed and find its version:
sudo apt-cache policy package-name
3. Install a package (packages):
sudo apt-get install package1 package2 package3
4. “Deb” package downloaded from the network can be installed using dpkg tool:
cd /path/to/download/directory sudo dpkg -i package1.deb package2.deb package3.deb
If the package(s) need extra dependencies, the installation can become broken. To fix it, run:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install -f
List of all packages installed on your system can be generated via the command:
sudo dpkg -l
sudo dpkg-query -l