The Debian packaging system relies on your local system having some
idea of what packages are available. This is initialised when you
install your system. You will generally need to update this list of
packages with what is currently available from the Debian archives for
downloading. If you are staying with the stable release you
generally only need to update the list of available packages once.
The following command is used to update the information about what is
available for downloading:
(In brackets after the wajig command is the underlying command that wajig calls upon to perform the operation.)
It is pretty straightforward and we will see examples in the next section.
If you have a Debian CD-ROM or DVD-ROM then you can tell apt what is
available on it using:
If you want to check when you last did an update then:
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