Updated: 10/02/2017 by Computer Hope
advanced packaging tool

Originally released in August 1998, advanced packaging tool, or APT, is a software installation and removal user interface for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution and variants. APT can automate the installation and configuration of software programs.

APT was initially a front end for dpkg to handle Debian .deb packages, but later expanded to work with the RPM Package Manager as well, using APT-RPM.

Related pages

  • See our apt-get for information on the APT command line command used for getting and installing APT packages.

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