Linux News Today: APT (Advanced Package Tool) 1.1 Is Now Available in Debian Unstable

APT (Advanced Package Tool) is a famous set of core tools inside Debian that make it possible to install, remove, and keep applications up to date. APT has been finally accepted into the unstable branch of Debian.

APT or Advanced Package Tool is one of the most important packages in Debian and all other distributions that use this as a base, such as Ubuntu or Linux Mint. Even if users don’t use APT in a terminal (as a proper Linux user would), they are using it with various other applications that connect to the repositories and install packages.

It took developers a very long time to reach version 1.0, almost 16 years. Now the stable version of APT is finally at version 1.1, and it only took them a year and a half. It’s not a bad progress, considering that they usually take much more.

What’s new in APT 1.1

Actually, the stable build of APT 1.1 is made up of a lot of smaller releases that have been released over time, but that’s quite normal. We do, however, have the latest changes, right before the change to stable was made.

According to the changelog, _apt is not used for file/copy sources if it isn’t world-accessible; support has been added for setting empty values (sanely); lost+found is now ignored in private directory cleanup; the libapt-{pkg, inst} symbols files have been updated; Last-Modified is no longer sent if we expect a changed file; and the arch-qualified fullname is now shown in ‘apt show’.

A complete list of modifications and updates can be found in the official changelog. You can download APT (Advanced Package Tool) 1.1 right now from Softpedia, but if you get the source package, you won’t be able to do much with it. Also, it will be a while until this reaches distros, so don’t expect to see it anytime soon.

Via Softpedia

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