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flatpak
Jack Wallen shows how to install and use Flatpak, which can be used to manage software on most Linux distributions.

How to Install and Use Flatpak on Linux

The landscape of applications is quickly changing. Many platforms are migrating to containerized applications… and with good cause. An application wrapped in a bundled container is easier to install, includes all the necessary dependencies, doesn’t directly affect the hosting platform libraries,...
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Conan Package Manager Brings C and C++ to DevOps

Conan, a distributed, open source package and dependency manager, promises to bring C and C++ into devops. The multiplatform package manager builds and shares native binaries. Conan lets you quickly create builds, port packages, and run them on different operating systems... While intended for C...
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NixOS
Configuration is key to a successful installation of NixOS.

NixOS Linux Lets You Configure Your OS Before Installing

I’ve been using Linux for a very long time. Over the years, I’ve been incredibly happy with how the open source landscape has evolved. One particular area that has come quite a long way is the installation of various distributions. Once upon a time, installing Linux was a task best left to those...
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npm / Yarn
How does npm compare to Yarn when it comes to the cache, integration, and scalability? We take a look in this article.

Untangling Package Management in JavaScript Applications

If a JavaScript developer was frozen in 2005 and miraculously thawed in our present world of 2017, the thing that would likely amaze them is the massive proliferation of JavaScript packages. The video below gives us a fascinating visual representation of the package explosion over time. The...
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Digital Signatures in Package Management

Serious distributions try to protect their repositories cryptographically against tampering and transmission errors. Arch Linux, Debian, Fedora, openSUSE, and Ubuntu all take different, complex, but conceptually similar approaches. Many distributions develop, test, build, and distribute their...
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Install from source
Jack Wallen shows how you can install from source -- yet avoid a dependency nightmare -- with the help of a few tools.

How to Install Packages from Source on Linux

Most modern Linux distributions enjoy standard repositories that include most of the software you’ll need to successfully run your Linux server or desktop. Should a package come up missing, more than likely you’ll find a repository you can add, so that the installation can be managed with the built...
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zypper
The zypper tool for package and software repository management is fast and does the job. Learn more.

openSUSE Package Management Cheat Sheet

Debian/Ubuntu have long been my primary Linux distributions, although like all good Linux users I have used Fedora, CentOS, Gentoo, Red Hat, Slackware, Arch Linux, Mageia, and other Linux distributions because why not? It is a feast of riches and the best playground there is. I became a SUSE...
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apt repository
Once you create your very own localized repository, apt can install any .deb file placed in the local repo directory and resolve the associated dependencies.

Create Your Own Local apt Repository to Avoid “Dependency Hell”

There are times when you download a .deb file that simply must be installed. Once on your machine, you run the dpkg command on the file only to find yourself in a quagmire of dependencies. Unfortunately, that necessary piece of software cannot be found in a standard repository. Instead of trying to...
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Snap
Snap greatly simplifies third-party Linux app distribution, says Canonical. [Image credit: Canonical; https://developer.ubuntu.com/en/desktop/]

Ubuntu Snappy-Based Package Format Aims to Bridge Linux Divide

Could the transactional mechanism that drives Canonical’s IoT-focused Snappy Ubuntu Core help unify Linux and save it from fragmentation? Today, Canonical announced that the lightweight Snappy’s “snap” mechanism, which two months ago was extended to all Ubuntu users in Ubuntu 16.04, can also work...
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15 Examples of How to Use New Advanced Package Tool (APT) in Ubuntu/Debian

One important thing to master under Linux System/Server Administration is package management using different package management tools. Different Linux distributions install applications in a pre-compiled package that contain binary files, configuration files and also information about the...
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