Debian package manager
Debian packages are adopted by several Linux distributions, most notably Ubuntu, Knoppix and Linux Mint. Debian packages usually have the .deb extension. To install, remove or list Debian packages, the dpkg command is used.
Some common options used with the dpkg command are:
Installing packages using dpkg
To install a .deb package, use the dpkg command with the -i option:
Removing packages using dpkg
To remove a .deb package, use the dpkg command with the -r option
Display the list of installed packages using dpkg
To list all installed packages on a system, use the dpkg command with the -l option
Display package information using dpkg
To display information about an installed package, use the -p option along with the name of the software:
dpkg does not install dependencies. Some higher-level programs, such as apt-get and aptitude, are used for dependency resolution.