RasPi Package Management

This assumes you are using Debian Linux

NB I've simplified this to a bare minimum

1) When you 1st install a new image run

sudo raspi-config
and follow the menu options. Important ones are:
, but review others as well. Don't bother with
, it's managed by the process below.

2) On a regular basis (at least once a week) run the following commands

  • sudo apt-get update

  • sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

  • sudo rpi-update

You'll need an active network connection and possibly a lot of patience.

3) If you want to search for a specific package use the command

apt-cache search <string>

To install a package

sudo apt-get install <package-name>

For instance
sudo apt-get install git-gui gitk git git-doc vim-gtk
. (This installs multiple packages)

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