Managing Linux Software

In this chapter, you will learn about

•   Defining package managers

•   Red Hat Package Manager (RPM)

•   yum

•   dnf

•   zypper

•   Debian package management

•   Installing packages from a source

•   Managing shared libraries

As a Linux system administrator, you need to know how to install and manage software on a Linux system. The exam includes questions testing your knowledge of the RPM, yum, dnf, and zypper package management tools.

What Is a Package Manager?

Regardless of which package manager your distribution uses, it will perform tasks similar to all package managers, including the following:

•   Installing software

•   Updating software that has already been installed

•   Uninstalling software

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