- Managing packages with RPM and YUM
- Downloading a package file
- Finding package information
- Exploring package dependencies
- Installing a package and checking what has been installed
- Installing groups of packages
- Adding software from third parties to your installation
- Removing and upgrading a package
- Managing packages with dpkg and APT package managers
- Exploring aptitude
Skill Level Intermediate
- [Scott] Managing the software that's installed on your Linux system is an important basic part of system administration. Software is often bundled up as packages to make management easier. We can add software to our system by compiling source code or by manually installing software packages or by using package management software that automates a lot of the work for us. I'm Scott Simpson and in this course I'll cover the basics of working with packages at the command line. For managing packages on CentOS and Red Hat Enterprise Linux, we'll take a look at rpm and the yum package manager. For managing packages on Ubuntu, Debian and related Distros, we'll take a look at depackage and the apps tools.
And we'll also take a quick look at compiling software from source code. Let's go.