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A package manager or package management system is a collection of software tools that automate the process of installing, upgrading, configuring, and removing computer programs for a computer's operating system in a consistent manner. [1]

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A-A-P is a computer program used primarily to download, build and install software.

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Alien (software)

Alien is a computer program that converts between different Linux package formats, created by Joey Hess and presently maintained by Kyle Barry.

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Android (operating system)

Android is a mobile operating system developed by Google, based on a modified version of the Linux kernel and other open source software and designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.

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Android application package

Android PacKage (APK) is the package file format used by the Android operating system for distribution and installation of mobile apps and middleware.

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App store

An app store (or app marketplace) is a type of digital distribution platform for computer software, often in a mobile context.

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Apper (originally named KPackageKit) is a free and open source Linux front-end application for the PackageKit package management service by KDE.

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AppStream is an agreement between major Linux vendors (i.e. Red Hat, Canonical, SUSE, Debian, Mandriva, etc.) to create an infrastructure for application installers on Linux and sharing of metadata.

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APT (Debian)

Advanced Package Tool, or APT, is a free software user interface that works with core libraries to handle the installation and removal of software on Debian, Ubuntu and other Linux distributions.

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Aptitude (software)

aptitude is a front-end to dpkg, the Debian package management tool.

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Arch Linux

Arch Linux (or Arch) is a Linux distribution for computers based on x86-64 architectures.

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Archive file

An archive file is a file that is composed of one or more computer files along with metadata........

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Binary repository manager

A binary repository manager is a software tool designed to optimize the download and storage of binary files used and produced in software development.

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Build automation

Build automation is the process of automating the creation of a software build and the associated processes including: compiling computer source code into binary code, packaging binary code, and running automated tests.

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CheckInstall is a computer program for Unix-like operating systems which eases the installation and uninstallation of software compiled from source by making use of package management systems.

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A checksum is a small-sized datum derived from a block of digital data for the purpose of detecting errors which may have been introduced during its transmission or storage.

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Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,Martindale, Cyril Charles.

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Christmas and holiday season

The Christmas season, also called the festive season, or the holiday season (mainly in the U.S. and Canada; often simply called the holidays),, is an annually recurring period recognized in many Western and Western-influenced countries that is generally considered to run from late November to early January.

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Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve is the evening or entire day before Christmas Day, the festival commemorating the birth of Jesus.

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Christmas traditions

Christmas traditions vary from country to country.

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Command-line interface

A command-line interface or command language interpreter (CLI), also known as command-line user interface, console user interface and character user interface (CUI), is a means of interacting with a computer program where the user (or client) issues commands to the program in the form of successive lines of text (command lines).

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A computer is a device that can be instructed to carry out sequences of arithmetic or logical operations automatically via computer programming.

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Coupling (computer programming)

In software engineering, coupling is the degree of interdependence between software modules; a measure of how closely connected two routines or modules are;ISO/IEC/IEEE 24765:2010 Systems and software engineering — Vocabulary the strength of the relationships between modules.

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A database is an organized collection of data, stored and accessed electronically.

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Deb (file format)

deb is the format, as well as extension of the software package format for the Linux distribution Debian and its derivatives.

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Debian is a Unix-like computer operating system that is composed entirely of free software, and packaged by a group of individuals participating in the Debian Project.

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Dependency graph

In mathematics, computer science and digital electronics, a dependency graph is a directed graph representing dependencies of several objects towards each other.

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Dependency hell

Dependency hell is a colloquial term for the frustration of some software users who have installed software packages which have dependencies on specific versions of other software packages.

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DevOps toolchain

A DevOps toolchain is a set or combination of tools that aid in the delivery, development, and management of applications throughout the software development lifecycle, as coordinated by an organisation that uses DevOps practices.

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DLL Hell

In computing, DLL Hell is a term for the complications that arise when working with dynamic-link libraries (DLLs) used with Microsoft Windows operating systems, particularly legacy 16-bit editions, which all run in a single memory space.

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DNF (software)

DNF or Dandified YUM is the next-generation version of the Yellowdog Updater, Modified (yum), a package manager for.rpm-based distributions.

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In computer networks, to download (abbreviation DL) is to receive data from a remote system, typically a server such as a web server, an FTP server, an email server, or other similar systems.

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dpkg is the software at the base of the package management system in the free operating system Debian and its numerous derivatives.

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dselect is a computer program used to manage software packages in the Debian operating system.

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Dynamic linker

In computing, a dynamic linker is the part of an operating system that loads and links the shared libraries needed by an executable when it is executed (at "run time"), by copying the content of libraries from persistent storage to RAM, and filling jump tables and relocating pointers.

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File archiver

A file archiver is a computer program that combines a number of files together into one archive file, or a series of archive files, for easier transportation or storage.

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Flatpak (formerly xdg-app) is a software utility for software deployment, package management, and application virtualization for Linux desktop computers.

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Free and open-source software

Free and open-source software (FOSS) is software that can be classified as both free software and open-source software.

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Gentoo Linux

Gentoo Linux (pronounced) is a Linux distribution built using the Portage package management system.

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GNOME Software

GNOME Software is a utility for software installation and updates on computers running Linux.

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Google Play

Google Play (previously Android Market) is a digital distribution service operated and developed by Google.

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GTK+ (formerly GIMP Toolkit) is a cross-platform widget toolkit for creating graphical user interfaces.

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gzip is a file format and a software application used for file compression and decompression.

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Headless computer

A headless system is a computer system or device that has been configured to operate without a monitor (the missing "head"), keyboard, and mouse.

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Homebrew (package management software)

Homebrew is a free and open-source software package management system that simplifies the installation of software on Apple's macOS operating system.

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Ian Murdock

Ian Ashley Murdock (28April 1973 28December 2015) was an American software engineer, known for being the founder of the Debian project and Progeny Linux Systems, a commercial Linux company.

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Inedo is a software product company that makes Enterprise DevOps tools, namely BuildMaster, ProGet, and Otter.

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Installation (computer programs)

Installation (or setup) of a computer program (including device drivers and plugins), is the act of making the program ready for execution.

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iOS (formerly iPhone OS) is a mobile operating system created and developed by Apple Inc. exclusively for its hardware.

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Library (computing)

In computer science, a library is a collection of non-volatile resources used by computer programs, often for software development.

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Linux is a family of free and open-source software operating systems built around the Linux kernel.

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Linux distribution

A Linux distribution (often abbreviated as distro) is an operating system made from a software collection, which is based upon the Linux kernel and, often, a package management system.

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Linux Standard Base

The Linux Standard Base (LSB) is a joint project by several Linux distributions under the organizational structure of the Linux Foundation to standardize the software system structure, including the filesystem hierarchy used in the Linux operating system.

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List of software package management systems

This is a list of software package management systems, categorized first by package format (binary, source code, hybrid) and then by operating system family.

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In computing, Maak is a utility similar to make, designed to build complex software systems while avoiding the need to recompile the entire system every time a change is made.

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A makefile is a file (by default named "Makefile") containing a set of directives used by a make build automation tool to generate a target/goal.

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MediaWiki is a free and open-source wiki software.

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Metadata is "data that provides information about other data".

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Microsoft Store (digital)

Microsoft Store (formerly known as Windows Store prior to October 2017) is a digital distribution platform for Microsoft Windows.

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Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Windows is a group of several graphical operating system families, all of which are developed, marketed, and sold by Microsoft.

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New Year

New Year is the time or day at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count increments by one.

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New Year's Day

New Year's Day, also called simply New Year's or New Year, is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.

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New Year's Eve

In the Gregorian calendar, New Year's Eve (also known as Old Year's Day or Saint Sylvester's Day in many countries), the last day of the year, is on 31 December which is the seventh day of Christmastide.

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OpenStep is an object-oriented application programming interface (API) specification for a legacy object-oriented operating system, with the basic goal of offering a NeXTSTEP-like environment on a non-NeXTSTEP operating system.

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Operating system

An operating system (OS) is system software that manages computer hardware and software resources and provides common services for computer programs.

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Package format

A package format is a type of archive containing computer programs and additional metadata needed by package managers.

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PackageKit is a free and open-source suite of software applications designed to provide a consistent and high-level front end for a number of different package management systems.

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Portage (software)

Portage is a package management system originally created for and used by Gentoo Linux and also by Chrome OS, Sabayon, and Funtoo Linux among others.

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ProGet is a Package management system, designed by the Inedo software company.

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Programming language

A programming language is a formal language that specifies a set of instructions that can be used to produce various kinds of output.

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Public key certificate

In cryptography, a public key certificate, also known as a digital certificate or identity certificate, is an electronic document used to prove the ownership of a public key.

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Puppy Linux

Puppy Linux is an operating system and lightweight Linux distribution that focuses on ease of use and minimal memory footprint.

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Qt (software)

Qt ("cute") is a cross-platform application framework and widget toolkit for creating classic and embedded graphical user interfaces, and applications that run on various software and hardware platforms with little or no change in the underlying codebase, while still being a native application with native capabilities and speed.

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Rpm (software)

RPM Package Manager (RPM) (originally Red Hat Package Manager; now a recursive acronym) is a package management system.

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Slackware is a Linux distribution created by Patrick Volkerding in 1993.

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Software configuration management

In software engineering, software configuration management (SCM or S/W CM) is the task of tracking and controlling changes in the software, part of the larger cross-disciplinary field of configuration management.

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Software development process

In software engineering, a software development process is the process of dividing software development work into distinct phases to improve design, product management, and project management.

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Software repository

A software repository, colloquially known as a "repo" for short, is a storage location from which software packages may be retrieved and installed on a computer.

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Solaris (operating system)

Solaris is a Unix operating system originally developed by Sun Microsystems.

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Source code

In computing, source code is any collection of code, possibly with comments, written using a human-readable programming language, usually as plain text.

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Source Mage

Source Mage is a Linux distribution.

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Static library

In computer science, a static library or statically-linked library is a set of routines, external functions and variables which are resolved in a caller at compile-time and copied into a target application by a compiler, linker, or binder, producing an object file and a stand-alone executable.

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Synaptic (software)

Synaptic is a GTK+-based graphical user interface for APT (Debian)—the Package management system used by Debian and its derivatives.

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Synchronization (computer science)

In computer science, synchronization refers to one of two distinct but related concepts: synchronization of processes, and synchronization of Data.

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System administrator

A system administrator, or sysadmin, is a person who is responsible for the upkeep, configuration, and reliable operation of computer systems; especially multi-user computers, such as servers.

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Tar (computing)

In computing, tar is a computer software utility for collecting many files into one archive file, often referred to as a tarball, for distribution or backup purposes.

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Text-based user interface

Text-based user interface (TUI), also called textual user interface or terminal user interface, is a retronym coined sometime after the invention of graphical user interfaces.

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Topological sorting

In the field of computer science, a topological sort or topological ordering of a directed graph is a linear ordering of its vertices such that for every directed edge uv from vertex u to vertex v, u comes before v in the ordering.

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Universal Windows Platform apps

Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps (formerly Windows Store apps and Metro-style apps) are apps that can be used across all compatible Microsoft Windows devices, including personal computers (PCs), tablets, smartphones, Xbox One, Microsoft HoloLens, and Internet of Things.

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A Unix-like (sometimes referred to as UN*X or *nix) operating system is one that behaves in a manner similar to a Unix system, while not necessarily conforming to or being certified to any version of the Single UNIX Specification.

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Upgrading is the process of replacing a product with a newer version of the same product.

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A Uniform Resource Locator (URL), colloquially termed a web address, is a reference to a web resource that specifies its location on a computer network and a mechanism for retrieving it.

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Windows Installer

Windows Installer (previously known as Microsoft Installer, codename Darwin) is a software component and application programming interface (API) of Microsoft Windows used for the installation, maintenance, and removal of software.

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Windows Phone

Windows Phone (WP) is a family of discontinued mobile operating systems developed by Microsoft for smartphones as the replacement successor to Windows Mobile and Zune.

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XAP (file format)

XAP is the file format used to distribute and install application software and middleware onto Microsoft's Windows Phone 7/8/8.1/10 operating system, and is the file format for Silverlight applications.

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Yum (software)

The Yellowdog Updater, Modified (YUM) is a libre and open-source command-line package-management utility for computers running the GNU/Linux operating system using the RPM Package Manager.

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ZYpp (or libzypp) is a package manager engine that powers Linux applications like YaST, Zypper and the implementation of PackageKit for openSUSE and SUSE Linux Enterprise.

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2018 has been designated as the third International Year of the Reef by the International Coral Reef Initiative.

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2019 (MMXIX) will be a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2019th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 19th year of the 3rd millennium, the 19th year of the 21st century, and the 10th and last year of the 2010s decade.

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