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Practical Guide to Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux, A by Mark G. Sobell

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Chapter 13. Downloading and Installing Software

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A software package is the collection of scripts, programs, files, and directories required to run a software application, including utilities and system software. Using packages makes it easier to transfer, install, and uninstall applications. A package contains either executable files or source code files. Executable files are precompiled for a specific processor architecture and operating system, whereas source files need to be compiled ...

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