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LXer 02-06-2006 05:01 AM

LXer: Do-It Yourself Computing 2: Packages
 
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In Linux Land, distributions are often divided into categories based on how they manage software. It's more than just keeping track of what is installed, but what version. The obvious issue is security updates. Software is usually offered in packages. Sometimes they are all self-contained; often there are packages which depend on others. These dependencies usually make sense, but not always.

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