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 Linux Package Management: Keeping Up with the Time

Linux Planet talks about Linux package management.

"As you can see, some of the formats are specific to particular Linux distributions, such as .deb and .rpm. Others, such as .gz, .tgz, .tar.gz, and .tar are quite common in the Linux world, and are still used alongside the more complex package managers. Others, such as .Z, .zip, and .bz, are more common in other forms of Unix, or for particular uses such as using .zip to transfer compressed files between operating systems."

 (Submitted by Noel Tue Apr 23, 2002 )


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