APT (Advanced Package Tool) 1.0.1 Officially Released

The latest version of APT can be downloaded from Softpedia

APT (Advanced Package Tool) 1.0.1, a set of core tools inside Debian that makes it possible to install, remove, and keep applications up to date, has been released and is now available for download.

Advanced Package Tool was launched back in 1998, and 16 years later it finally reached version 1.0. A week later the developers published the first update, which might signal the fact that they are ready to release new versions faster.

According to the changelog, a crash in the "apt list" that occurred when a sources.list file was unreable has been fixed, apt search is now case-insensitive by default, a possible race that occurred when stunnel/aptwebserver create their PID files in the tests has been fixed, and the insecure file permissions that occurred when using FileFd with OpenMode::Atomic has been fixed.

The developers have explained that the new APT binary has replaced the old apt-get and now it supports the following commands: list (similar to dpkg list), search (like apt-cache search, but displays results alphabetically), show, update (with color output), install, remove, upgrade, full-upgrade, and edit-sources.

A complete list of changes and updates can be found in the official announcement. Download APT (Advanced Package Tool) 1.0.1 right now from Softpedia.

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