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Package Management for Debian packages with Dpkg.

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What are Debian packages?

Debian is a free operating system ( OS ) for your computer. An operating system is the set of basic programs and utilities that make your computer run. Debian uses the Linux kernel (the core of an OS) along with thousands of software packages (also called 'packages') that are each distributed in a separate file. The packages contain the program code that does all the work, and are connected to each other in what is called a package dependency hierarchy . Each package depends on some smaller package or packages, which in turn depend on even smaller packages, and so on.


What is Dpkg?

DPKG is the software at the base of the package management system in the free operating system Debian and its derivatives. It is currently used to install, remove, and provide information about Debian packages; eventually, it will be used to manage any kind of binary or source package. It was first released as a separate program (dpkg) alongside the old .deb packaging format to enable it to run on non-Debian systems, but has since become an integral part of .deb processing.

Package Management for Debian packages on Dpkg with packagecloud

If you’re looking to manage Debian packages on Dpkg, you can use packagecloud to handle all of your package management. Packagecloud works with all kinds of packages, not only Debian packages. With packagecloud you can manage all of your packages from various OS’s, languages, and more. Always trust that your packages will be secure when you publish your Debian packages on Dpkg via packagecloud.

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