Tag: apt

Package Manager for Debian-Based Distributions

Install the latest firefox (or another package) version in Debian using sid repository

There is a big misconception that in Debian all packages are outdated. This misunderstanding arises due to in stable releases packages receive mostly security updates and bug fixes. And between stable releases passes about a year. This is why users are waiting for programs functionality update for a long time (if they are on ‘stable’ […]

Debian: Move from stretch (old stable) to buster (new stable)

July 6th, 2019 was released another update of the popular Linux distribution – Debian. This is Debian’s 10th release, code-named “Buster”. I will explain in detail how to upgrade from a previous release Debian 9 “Stretch” to Debian 10 “Buster”. The upgrade process is not complicated. Note, that the instructions below may cause unresolved dependencies […]

Debian: Move from buster (old testing) to bullseye (new testing)

Debian 10 “buster” was released and now it is “stable release”. Future “bullseye” release is now being developed and marked as “testing”. But we still stay on “buster” marked as “testing which is wrong. See also: Debian: From stretch (old stable) to buster (new stable) But in /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/99defaultrelease we have “testing” as our default release […]

Install NVIDIA proprietary driver, replace nouveau using apt

By default, in Debian-based systems (Ubuntu, Mint, Debian) nouveau driver is installed. It is free and open-source, perfectly compatible with other open-source applications and exports a large amount of information in /sys. But in some applications, especially in video games, nouveau often has weak support and is inferior in performance to NVIDIA proprietary driver. NVIDIA […]

How not to install additional packages (recommended and suggested) via apt-get in Debian/Ubuntu Linux

Required and Recommended dependencies of MPV

A package manager called apt is the main tool for installing software. Apt is popular among Debian-based Linux distributions, such as Ubuntu, Mint, and others. By default apt installs all dependencies of a package, including optional and not always necessary. They’re called recommended and suggested dependencies. They can affect the system speed and memory consumption, therefore […]