Debian Package Management

Debian installs it’s software in the form of .deb files.  These .deb files contain software, configuration files, documentation, and dependency information. First, we’ll get some of the common terminology taken care of, then we’ll discuss package management using apt-get, and finally, package management using deb files.   Packages Packages in this case refers to software […]

Read More

FreeBSD Package Management

Package management in FreeBSD is usually handled by using one of two methods:  pkg_add and ports.  Technically pkg_add is package management, whereas ports are a means by which to compile source code tailor made for your machine. A package in technical nomenclature is a precompiled package, usually a binary file.  It’s compiled to run on […]

Read More

Ubuntu Package Managemenet

Ubuntu, like Debian, installs it’s software in the form of .deb files.  These .deb files contain software, configuration files, documentation, and dependency information. First, we’ll get some of the common terminology taken care of, then we’ll discuss package management using apt-get, and finally, package management using deb files. Packages Packages in this case refers to […]

Read More

CentOS Package Management

CentOS, like Fedora and Redhat, uses the RPM format to manage package (software) installation.  Modern versions of Redhat-based operating systems benefit from the Yum package management tool.  Yum, the “Yellowdog Updater, Modified”, checks and installs package dependencies automatically if available.  First, we’ll get some of the common terminology taken care of, then we’ll discuss package […]

Read More

RHEL Package Management

Red Hat Enterprise Linux, like Fedora and CentOS, uses the RPM format to manage package (software) installation.  Modern versions of Redhat-based operating systems benefit from the Yum package management tool.  Yum, the “Yellowdog Updater, Modified”, checks and installs package dependencies automatically if available.  If you are using RHEL version 4, you will only be able […]

Read More

Fedora Package Management

DNF is a software package manager that installs, updates, and removes packages on RPM-based Linux distributions. It automatically computes dependencies and determines the actions required to install packages. DNF also makes it easier to maintain groups of machines, eliminating the need to manually update each one using rpm. Introduced in Fedora 18, it has been the default package manager since […]

Read More