Chapter 2. Package Installation and Management

This chapter covers the following topics:

  • Package types

  • Installation tools

  • Build tools

  • Repositories

  • Acquisition commands

The exam objectives covered in this chapter are as follows:

  • Objective 2.1: Given a scenario, conduct software installations, configuration, updates, and removals.

A Linux system is meant to be useful, such as serving as some kind of application server or allowing a user to read email or browse the Web. The Linux kernel is great, but by itself it doesn’t do much; to make a Linux system useful, you need software.

A lot of software is available for Linux; you just need to install it. You can install software in a few ways, depending on your distribution and how the software was ...

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