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Say Goodbye to Apt and Hello to Nala

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Nala as an Alternative to Apt

Nala is an alternative to the well-known Apt package manager for Ubuntu 22.04. It is a powerful command-line tool that is designed to make the installation and management of packages much easier by providing a better user experience. Lana is a front-end to the Advanced Package Tool (APT) package manager, written in Python.

Installing Nala on Debian-based Systems

Installing Nala on Ubuntu 22.04 is easy and straightforward. All you need to do is run the following command in the terminal:

sudo apt install nala

Once the installation is complete, you can start using Nala to install, update, and uninstall packages.

sudo nala install <package-name>

nala installing a package

Examples

Power-users can take advantage of Nala’s speed and reliability in a variety of use-cases.

  • Installing Packages: Nala can be used to quickly install packages from the official Debian repositories. To install a package, simply run the following command: nala install <package-name>
  • Updating Packages: Nala can also be used to update existing packages. To update a package, run the following command: nala update <package-name>
  • Uninstalling Packages: Nala can be used to uninstall packages as well. To uninstall a package, run the following command: nala uninstall <package-name>

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