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Development Tools Console Foundations Installing Software Introduction to Package Managers

Jia Jing Loh
Jia Jing Loh
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sudo apt-get upgrade

can this command run on mac? when I ran it, it showed "sudo: apt-get: command not found".

1 Answer

Hi Jia,

The "apt-get" package manager is almost exclusively for use with Debian based Linux systems. The packages that are stored in the repositories that the apt-get manager gets are Linux binaries that can't be used in a Mac environment.

It looks like you can, however, use your own version of the upgrade command in a terminal which is softwareupdate. I found this article that should be able to help: http://osxdaily.com/2011/01/13/install-mac-os-x-software-updates-terminal/