Package Management

package-management

In the Linux package, there is a package that consists of lots of program with its associated program files to complete a task or for the specific function either for the operating system or some additional functionality to provide service for the web server. Source code also included as the part of the packages. It contains thousands of the software packages. The unique specialty of the Linux Distro tends to reduce the number of component and modules to the Distro and shorten the operating system complete impression, especially if the Distro will be deployed in a virtualized space where simultaneously need the complete resource for the operation.

There are types of the packages in the Linux distribution. The standard Linux package types are named as a tarred and zipped file. For instance, a package could be a collection of font, web browsers or code for the development environment. This means to the fact that the complete package was wrapped by into a single file for the backup purpose. Later it was compressed to reduce its size and also save storage space or for the easy sharing and transmission from one place to another.

Redhat Package Manager (RPM) is also another type of the popular package format. There is some guide for the Linux, how to use and install all these packages by the Debian Distribution with the own package format.