Learning Linux - Part Four
Linux Basic Fundamentals Guide and Tutorial
Welcome to the Land of Linux's tutorials and guides. In part 4 of our free tutorial we will look at the importance of Package Management. Under Linux, software is generally referred to as a package. These packages contain the code that is then installed on to your system. It is critical that you keep your Linux systems upto date at all times.
We will take a look at some of the most popular package management tools available to various Linux distributions.
Generally most Linux systems will use one or more of the following Package Management utilities for installing, updating or removing packages.
Part 4 - Linux Tutorial
- Introduction to Package Management Managing packages with dpkg, rpm, apt-get, pacman, yum and yast.
- RPM Package Management RPM is a Package Management utility for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) based systems. These include Fedora, CentOS and Oracle Linux.
- YUM Package Management YUM is a command line Package Management utility used on RPM based systems.
- DNF Package Management DNF is a new Package Management tool aimed at replacing the YUM package manager.
- pacman Package Management Pacman is a Package Management tool for Arch Linux, ArchBang, Chakra, Manjaro Linux, Antergos and other Arch Linux based systems.
- Zypper Zypper is a Package Management tool used on SLES and openSUSE Linux systems.
- Yast Package Management Yast - Multi purpose administration tool that can be used for package management on openSUSE and SLES systems. YAST is Graphical Menu driven system.
- DPKG - Debian Based Package Management Debian based package management for Debian and Ubuntu based systems.
- apt-get Package Management Debian based package management tool. Used on Debian and Ubuntu based systems.
- apt-cache Package Management Display package information from APT cache. Used on Debian and Ubuntu based systems.
- Alien Command Alien conversion tool for converting Debian packages to Red Hat and Red Hat to Debian.