Installing btrfs-tools package on Debian 6 (Squeeze) is as easy as running the following command on terminal:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install btrfs-tools
btrfs-tools package information
|distro||Debian 6 (Squeeze)|
|description|| Checksumming Copy on Write Filesystem utilities |
Btrfs is a new copy on write filesystem for Linux aimed at implementing advanced features while focusing on fault tolerance, repair and easy administration. This package contains utilities (mkfs, fsck, btrfsctl) used to work with btrfs and an utility (btrfs-convert) to make a btrfs filesystem from an ext3. WARNING: Btrfs is under heavy development, and is not suitable for any uses other than benchmarking and review.
More information about apt-get install
Advanced Package Tool, or APT, is a free software user interface that works with core libraries to handle the installation and removal of software on Debian, Ubuntu and other Linux distributions. APT simplifies the process of managing software on Unix-like computer systems by automating the retrieval, configuration and installation of software packages, either from precompiled files or by compiling source code.
apt-get is the command-line tool for handling packages, and may be considered the user's "back-end" to other tools using the APT library.
apt-get install is followed by one or more packages desired for installation or upgrading. Each package is a package name, not a fully qualified filename. All packages required by the package(s) specified for installation will also be retrieved and installed. The /etc/apt/sources.list file is used to locate the desired packages. If a hyphen is appended to the package name (with no intervening space), the identified package will be removed if it is installed. Similarly a plus sign can be used to designate a package to install. These latter features may be used to override decisions made by apt-get's conflict resolution system.