Search installed packages:
apt-cache search package
Get details about a specific installed package:
apt-cache show package
Install new package (Note that you can install several packages at a time by seperating the package name by a single space):
apt-get install package1 package2
Remove a package
apt-get remove package
When you are removing the package some configuration files a left at the system but you can completely remove the package and config by using the following parameter:
apt-get remove package --purge
You can use the apt tool to update installed packages on the system by running the following commands:
You can also update the system using these commands. apt-get upgrade is used to install the newest versions of all packages currently installed on the system but apt-get dist-upgrade, in addition to performing the function of upgrade, also intelligently handles changing dependencies with new versions of packages.
the upgrade command does the trick but you should run the update command before to receive latest packages and updates.
If installation of a package fails you may resolve the problems by running this command:
apt-get -f install