|package management system||
- (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.
Etymology: From package + management + system
- 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.
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