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Friday, May 4, 2012

I'm a newb. The difference between apt-get and dpkg?

Today was my first day with Ubuntu. I successfully used wget to download the program i wanted to install called virtualbox. I then used dpkg to install it. Unfortunately the install didn't go properly because i'd not had all the dependencies. So I went and got them but by this time the install had a lready botched. I struggled to remove the install and eventually found out that I had to use apt-get remove to get rid of the program.

My question is... if I installed it using dpkg... then why did I have to use apt-get instead of dpkg to remove it? I want to understand this all a lot better but this went right over my head!

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