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by Graham Williams
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Wajig Installation and Tools

20200726 Wajig is available in the Debian and Ubuntu distributions. As root:

# apt update
# apt install wajig
Then, in a sense, never use
apt or apt-get again!

It is also available as a pip package from PyPI:

$ pip3 install wajig

Debian pioneeered the concept of packaging free and open source software into a distribution in the 1990's. The key development was the suite of tools called the Advanced Packaging Tool, or apt. The primary command was apt-get. More recently, the command apt has provided an update to apt-get (and apt-cache), smoothing some of the sharper edges. Indeed, the more recent apt shares many of the same goals of the much older wajig, though wajig still continues to encompass a wider set of functionality beyond package management, but not too far beyond. Indeed, wajig functionality underneath has been migrating from using apt-get to using apt where it suits.

A good review of apt-get and apt is available from It's FOSS.


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