"There are two types of package tools; menu based tools and
command line based tools. There is actually only one menu based
tool and that's "pkgtool" all the rest are command line tools."
"You use pkgtool to get an overview of what's installed on your
system. It provides menu options to view installed packages, the
content of individual packages and you can also remove currently
installed packages by using the menus and you can install new ones.
If you use pkgtool to install packages, you can specify a directory
containing one or more packages and you will be asked a 'yes' or
'no' question about if you want them installed. If you select to
remove packages you will get a list of all currently installed
packages and you can then select one or more to remove."
"All of the above functions can also be accomplished by using
the command line tools. If, for example, you just need to install a
single package, it may seem a bit tedious to have to go through a
lot of menus. That's why we have the command line tools. Here's a
description of each of them and how I mostly use them."
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