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dselect Documentation for Beginners
Chapter 4 - Glossary


The following terms are useful to you in this document and in general, when talking about Debian.

Package
A file which contains everything needed to install, de-install and run a particular program.

The program which handles packages is dpkg. dselect is a front end to dpkg. Experienced users often use dpkg to install or remove a package.

Package names
All package names have the form xxxxxxxxxxx.deb.

Sample package names are:


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dselect Documentation for Beginners

Stéphane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer@debian.org