Package management

Also see: Hierarchy | Layout | System administration

OSes and Linux distributions use package management software. Software which provides such feature is also known as a package manager. Such software helps the sysadmin to maintain, among others:

– which software is installed;
– keeping the system up2date;
– easily installing new software;
– automagically install new software because of a dependancy.

Package managers

Hereunder is a list of package managers. Between brackets is the intended OS is was written for. However, please note that other OSes may have adopted (and/or improved) the software. Autopackage deserves a seperate note, because it tries to be distribution-independent (but for Linux only).

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