Package management. Every Linux distro has one, or more, ways to update and/or install software. These one, or more, ways are grouped under the “package management” subsystems in Linux.
A package manager or package management system is a collection of software tools that automates the process of installing, upgrading, configuring, and removing computer programs for a computer’s operating system in a consistent manner.
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New to Linux and found that confusing? Here are a few other resources that are a little more helpful that I’d like to share.
- The first is a big picture overview from How-to Geek. This article takes LInux package management terms and breaks them down into smaller categories. How Software Installation & Package Managers Work On Linux
- Got the big picture and ready for the nitty-gritty? Digital Ocean has written up a wonderful comparative tour of the different package management commands. Package Management Basics: apt, yum, dnf, pkg