Debian/Ubuntu tip - flushing out your repository cache

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The Aptitude package management system built into Debian, Ubuntu and other Debian-derived distributions is top quality and makes it really easy to get software from out there on to your machine from one convienient interface.

However, occassionally things go a bit strange - new software might not appear, old software might get stuck or if you’ve just added a new repository, you’ll need to flush the existing package list out to reload things anew.

Thankfully, it’s really really easy.

Full Tip.