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apt-get install

Lazy FAQ: After starting a new system.

apt-setup (Pick USA, Debian, or kernel.mirror & ? secondary.)

apt-get update apt-get upgrade

  1. Now add your favorite packages.

apt-get install gcal

You can also do this once in awhile
apt-get dist-upgrade
(it will upgrade all the stuff to the latest version).

to search for a particular package use apt-cache, e.g.
apt-cache search apache
apt-cache show apache

--- You can also use aptitude or other apt management tools. --[LarsOlson]

--- For further information read the debian manual at http://www.debian.org/doc/user-manuals#apt-howto