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noun 
  1. (computing) The tool used by an operating system (OS) to administrate addition, removal and upgrade of software applications. Examples of package management systems on different OSs are: Linux: RPM; Solaris: pkgadd; HP-UX: SD-UX; Debian: apt-get; Win32: Visual Installer.
    • 1999: Bernice Sacks Lipkin, Latex for Linux
    • :In Red Hat, use the glint and the Applications subdirectory to locate the font files.
    • 2000: Roderick W Smith, The Multi-Boot Configuration Handbook
    • :It is, however, weak on configuration amenities for newcomers, and it uses no comparable to RPM or Debian's package manager, so it is more difficult to maintain.
    • 2006: Bill Von Hagen, Brian K Jones, Linux Server Hacks: Tips & Tools for Connecting, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting
    • :If your system uses a , you can query that system's database to see if the attr package and its associated library, libattr, are installed.
Etymology: From package + management + system


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