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Old 04-12-2005, 02:00 AM   #1
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Apt-get question.


How do you know the name of the package so you cna apt-get something? I want to get wolfenstein ET but i don't know the command.
 
Old 04-12-2005, 02:29 AM   #2
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apt-cache search whatever_you_are_searching_for

This will give you a list of packagename-description. Then use the exact
packge name you need to do apt-get install.
For example if you need to install an audio player but don't know the exact
name or just need any audio player. So you do
Code:
spark:/home/onemanarmy# apt-cache search audio player
alsaplayer - PCM player designed for ALSA
alsaplayer-alsa - PCM player designed for ALSA (ALSA output module)
alsaplayer-common - PCM player designed for ALSA (common files)
alsaplayer-daemon - PCM player designed for ALSA (non-interactive version)
alsaplayer-esd - PCM player designed for ALSA (ESD output module)
alsaplayer-gtk - PCM player designed for ALSA (GTK version)
alsaplayer-jack - PCM player designed for ALSA (jack output module)
alsaplayer-nas - PCM player designed for ALSA (NAS output module)
alsaplayer-oss - PCM player designed for ALSA (OSS output module)
alsaplayer-text - PCM player designed for ALSA (text version)
alsaplayer-xosd - PCM player designed for ALSA (osd version)
amarok - versatile and easy to use audio player for KDE
amarok-arts - aRts engine for the amaroK audio player
amarok-engines - output engines for the amaroK audio player
amarok-gstreamer - GStreamer engine for the amaroK audio player
amarok-xine - xine engine for the amaroK audio player
avifile-vorbis-plugin - Vorbis audio plugin for libavifile
beep-media-player - Versatile audio player that supports Winamp skins
beep-media-player-dev - Beep Media Player development static library and header files
bplay - Buffered audio file player/recorder
cdtool - text-based audio CD player and CD-ROM control commands
cplay - A front-end for various audio players
Then you use apt-get install on the packages' names displayed on the left.
 
Old 04-12-2005, 02:30 AM   #3
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you open console su to root or sudo, then apt-get install packagename. if you dont remember the correct name, you can use synaptic, which is a frontend for apt. if you dont have it yet:apt-get update enter, then apt-get install synaptic.

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Old 04-12-2005, 02:31 AM   #4
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if u want to search for a package then type : apt-cache search filename
 
  


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