Many operations can be performed with the command-line package management tools. We will look at the most common. Be aware that the low-level tools also support creation of package files, an activity outside the scope of this book.
In the following discussion, the term
package_name refers to the actual name of a package, as opposed to
package_file, which is the name of the file that contains the package.
By using the high-level tools to search repository metadata, one can locate a package based on its name or description (see Table 14-3).
Table 14-3. Package Search Commands
Example: Search ...