The Ubuntu Linux Bible (Wiley) offers comprehensive instructions and tips on all aspects of the popular Debian-based distribution, Ubuntu.
Chapter 20 -- Adding, removing and updating software -- tells you how to get started with the basic maintenance of the software that comes with your Ubuntu Linux distribution. Von Hagen touches upon dpkg, apt-get, aptitude, synaptic tools, Synaptic Package Manager. He also explains how to enable, add and troubleshoot repositories and their components.
Chapter 20, "Adding, removing and updating software," is excerpted from The Ubuntu Linux Bible by William von Hagen, published in January 2007, by Wiley (ISBN: 978-0-470-03899-4). Copyright © 2007, Copyright 2007.