[Aptitude-devel] How old is apt?

Axel Beckert abe at debian.org
Mon Jun 10 11:13:48 UTC 2013

Hello Adolf,

Adolf Hohl wrote:
> Can someone help me in understanding the history of apt. I also try to find
> out for pkg-add in the BSD world. Input would be higly appreciated.

The changelog at
(via http://packages.debian.org/stable/apt) seems complete. First
entry at the bottom:

apt (0.0.1) unstable; urgency=low

  * Initial Release.

 -- Scott K. Ellis <scott at debian.org>  Tue, 31 Mar 1998 12:49:28 -0500

So apt is a little more than 15 years old.

P.S.: Contact for apt would be the mailing list deity at lists.debian.org
(Cc'ed), you reached the contact for the tool aptitude which uses
apt's libraries.

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