Finding packages with APT

Posted on 10:50 PM by Bharathvn

Finding Packages with APT

Now that a new repository is set up, you can query for new software you can add:

$ apt-cache search picasa

picasa - Picasa is software that helps you instantly find, edit and share all the pictures on your PC. You can also ask APT to show info about this Picasa package:

$ apt-cache show picasa
Package: picasa
Version: 2.2.2820-5
...

Just how much extra software will Picasa require to be updated? Check for dependencies with the following:

$ apt-cache depends picasa
picasa
Depends: libc6