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Free Package Management Systems: Dpkg, Yast, Yellowdog Updater, Modified, Advanced Packaging Tool, Debian Build Toolchain, RPM Package Manager Source Wikipedia

Free Package Management Systems: Dpkg, Yast, Yellowdog Updater, Modified, Advanced Packaging Tool, Debian Build Toolchain, RPM Package Manager

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Published August 14th 2011
ISBN : 9781156477380
Paperback
30 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 28. Chapters: Dpkg, YaST, Yellowdog Updater, Modified, Advanced Packaging Tool, Debian build toolchain, RPM PackageMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 28. Chapters: Dpkg, YaST, Yellowdog Updater, Modified, Advanced Packaging Tool, Debian build toolchain, RPM Package Manager, Portage, Cydia, ZYpp, Ubuntu Software Center, GNU-Darwin, Slapt-get, Aptitude, FreeBSD Ports, Listaller, Pacman, PackageKit, Autopackage, Synaptic, Nix package manager, MacPorts, Fink, Pkgsrc, Installwatch, Ports collection, APT-RPM, Smart Package Manager, Urpmi, Conary, Debconf, RubyGems, Adept Manager, Slackpkg, Cabal, Up2date, Debhelper, Ebuild, Ipkg, CDBS, GDebi, Opkg, Dselect, FinkCommander, Homebrew, Lintian, Encap Package Management System, GODI, OpenPKG. Excerpt: The Advanced Packaging Tool, or APT, is a free user interface that works with core libraries to handle the installation and removal of software on the Debian GNU/Linux distribution and its variants. APT simplifies the process of managing software on Unix-like computer systems by automating the retrieval, configuration and installation of software packages, either from binary files or by compiling source code. APT was originally designed as a front-end for dpkg to work with Debians .deb packages, but it has since been modified to also work with the RPM Package Manager system via apt-rpm. The Fink project has ported APT to Mac OS X for some of its own package management tasks, and APT is also available in OpenSolaris (included in the Nexenta OS distribution). Telesphoreo is a project dedicated to porting APT to mobile operating systems, with a completed port to iOS. There is no single apt program- apt is itself the package name containing the set of tools (and requiring the libraries) that support its functionality. A significant part of apt is a C++ library of functions (another package known as libapt) which are used by these related front-end programs for dealing with packages, such as apt-get and apt-cache. They are commonly used in ex...