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Installing and Managing Packages on Debian/Ubuntu Systems

Installation and removal of packages is a core skill for anyone managing Linux distributions. During this activity, the student will work with the package manager and installation utilities `apt` and `dpkg` to manage packages on Ubuntu/Debian Linux distributions.

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Clock icon Jul 05, 2018

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  1. Challenge

    Install the Apache Web Server Package

    You've been provisioned with an Ubuntu 16.04 LTS server and will need to install the Apache web server and Wget on it using the standard package manager:

    sudo apt install apache2 wget 

    Note: Ubuntu/Debian systems will usually start a service automatically, once its package is installed. You may need to update the package manager.

    sudo apt update
  2. Challenge

    Verify the Server is Running and Capture the Result

    Using the wget package, capture the output of a request to the local Apache server's default site in a file in the home directory called local_index.response.

    You can verify the service is running with:

    sudo systemctl status apache2

    And capture the output via the command:

    wget --output-document=local_index.response http://localhost

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