Here is a short guide for handling metapackages,
including some advice on:
- Searching a metapackage by key words;
- Searching a metapackage in a long list of search results of the previous search;
- Getting some description of a package BEFORE installing it.
Say, you want to install some kind of audio mixer in linux (and you don’t know any such program by name), so you type:
apt-cache search audio|grep mixer
to find some programs.