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LinuxPlanet: Linux Package Management: Keeping Up with the Times

Apr 22, 2002, 20:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dee-Ann LeBlanc)

"It's easy to just kind of trundle along without giving much thought to how our software changes over the years. We use the same old features version after version unless a new one jumps out at us through a new clickable button, or someone's newsgroup post. The longer you've been working with something, the more you get behind, and I certainly find that's true in my case from time to time.

"So, to benefit both myself and my readers, I figured it was time to take a trip down Linux package management lane and see how far we've come from the days of manually placing each tar file so we can extract it to just the right spot.

"Some of you might see this material as a little basic, but bear with me, not everyone is as omniscient as you are! I don't claim that the following list is exhaustive..."

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