Advanced Package Tool, more commonly known as APT, is a package management system for Ubuntu, Debian, Kali Linux, and other Debian-based Linux distributions.
On Linux, software is typically built as a package, distributed through repositories, and managed on the end-user’s system through package managers.
Packages in Slackware Linux are distributed as compressed tarballs, generally using gzip or lzma compression. These tarballs can be recognized by their suffixes, .
Arch Linux uses binary packages in a .tar.xz format, and also provides a “ports” build system that facilitates building packages.
Gentoo provides its entire operating system in source format. These source packages, in concert with ebuild scripts, provide a package management system that borrows and builds on many concepts from the BSD’s “portage” system.
Dandified YUM, or simply DNF, is the successor to the popular Yellowdog Updater, Modified package manager, more commonly known as YUM.
Yellowdog Updater, Modified, more commonly known as YUM, is a package management tool for a variety of Linux distributions.
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