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Searching for package information on Debian and Ubuntu systems

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 193.166.94.185] on October 29, 2008 12:32 PM
Mostly I use "aptitude search" for finding packages, and "aptitude show" for viewing more detailed information about specific packages. Aptitude has an additional ncurses frontend that can be used for browsing the available packages in Debian by categories. Aptitude's ncurses interface includes also a debtags browser that groups packages into several different categories that can help you to find similar packages.

There's also a GUI browser, "goplay", that you can use to search the available games in Debian. Goplay utilizes debtags in order to group similar games.

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