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I'm doing some work on a really, really minimalistic Debian dist and noticed that there is no package manager on it.

Can anyone tell me how I can fix this? There is no GUI but I have a Internet connection.


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Does that mean there's no apt or aptitude installed? – Томица Кораћ Apr 21 '13 at 21:02
Are you actually talking about Ubuntu at all? – guntbert Apr 21 '13 at 21:07

Not sure if you want to use it in a graphic environment, but you could try this:

sudo apt-get install aptitude  synaptic

Aptitude works in a terminal, either trough commands or with an ncurses environment. Synaptic is my favourite GUI for installing and updating packages.

If what you mean is that you even lack off apt-get, which is weird... You'll need to download the corresponding .deb packages from the web for your architecture and install em with dpkg or gdebi. The syntax is always:

sudo dpkg -i <packagename.deb>

sudo gdebi <packagename.deb>

The difference is that gdebi looks for the dependencies and download them from the networdk, while dpkg would just complain and stop if there's any missing dependency.

Good luck!

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