View Full Version : [ubuntu] Difference between apt-get install and tasksel - and carets !

July 23rd, 2012, 11:51 AM
Hi all

What's the difference between the following two commands?

sudo apt-get install lamp-server^

sudo tasksel install lamp-server

Both work OK. If I use tasksel I need to install that first, so when setting up a LAMP server on a new server, it's one less task to use apt-get install.

Or is the apt-get install sort of invoking tasksel in some way?

I also don't really know what the point of the caret is. Apt-get reports package not found without it - is the caret part of the package name, or is it something to do with using apt-get to install packages?

Comments appreciated!

February 5th, 2013, 03:19 AM
I too would like to know what the difference is. If someone with knowledge on this matter could weigh in I would appreciate it.