What is the apt-get equivalent of the following command?

aptitude -r install linux-headers-$(uname -r|sed 's,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,') <package name>


apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r|sed 's,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,') <package name>

For the record, this just installs the linux headers (likely, linux-headers-generic) and any additional packages you specify.

  • Thanks for your answer. What does -r mean as in aptitude -r? – n00b Mar 19 '14 at 23:55
  • It installs any packages listed as "Recommends" as well (it treats them like dependencies). It's default in apt-get, not sure about aptitude. – saiarcot895 Mar 19 '14 at 23:57

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