package manager or package management system (PMS)
A package manager, also known as a package management system (PMS), is a program used to
install, uninstall and manage software
Software packages and package managers are often mentioned in connection to Unix and Unix-derived
environments, such as Linux. A Linux distribution
may consist of thousands of software packages. A package manager automates
Examples of package managers include Red Hat Package Manager (RPM),
Yellowdog Updater, Modified (YUM)
and Advanced Packaging Tool (APT).
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