What are these Deb Packages?
In Ubuntu and other Debian-based Linux distributions, a deb package (short for “Debian package”) is a type of file used to package and distribute software. It is a binary file that contains all the files and metadata needed to install and run the software on a Debian-based system.
Deb packages have a ‘
.deb‘ file extension and are typically distributed in a compressed format. They are used to package a wide range of software, including libraries, utilities, and applications.
Deb packages are designed to be easily installable and uninstallable, and they can be managed using the ‘
dpkg‘ command-line tool or various graphical package managers, such as the Ubuntu Software Center or the GDebi Package Installer.