package management system

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From package + management + system

Noun[edit]

package management system (plural package management systems)

  1. (computing) The tool used by an operating system (OS) to administrate addition, removal and upgrade of software applications. Examples of package management systems on different OSes are: Linux: RPM; Solaris: pkgadd; HP-UX: SD-UX; Debian: apt-get; Win32: Windows Installer.
    • 1999: Bernice Sacks Lipkin, Latex for Linux
      In Red Hat, use the glint package management system and the Applications subdirectory to locate the font files.
    • 2000: Roderick W Smith, The Multi-Boot Configuration Handbook
      It is, however, weak on configuration amenities for newcomers, and it uses no package management system comparable to RPM or Debian's package manager, so it is more difficult to maintain.
    • 2006: Bill Von Hagen, Brian K Jones, Linux Server Hacks: Tips & Tools for Connecting, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting
      If your system uses a package management system, you can query that system's database to see if the attr package and its associated library, libattr, are installed.

Synonyms[edit]

PMS (initialism)