apt-get command not found.

November 13, 2015 3.4k views
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Users-MacBook-Air:~ user$ apt-get update
-bash: apt-get: command not found
Users-MacBook-Air:~ user$

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You're on your macbook, not your droplet.

what is droplet?

  • @navalkishoregr A Droplet is what DigitalOcean calls a VPS, much like how some refer to them as Cloud Servers, Cloud Instances etc.

    As for the apt-get command, this is native to Ubuntu & Debian Operating Systems. OSX, Apples' OS, using the installer command, IIRC.

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