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Linux package formats are the different file formats used to package software for various Linux distributions. These are the principal kinds of package:

  • Binary packages
  • Source packages

Examples

  • debDebian package, originally from Debian. Used by Debian and derivatives such as Ubuntu.
  • ebuild — the file containing information on how to retrieve, compile, and install a package in Gentoo's Portage system using the command emerge. Typically these are source-primary installs, though binary packages can be installed in this fashion as well. Gentoo-based distributions also use the ebuild system from the same Portage tree.
  • RPMRPM Package Manager, originally from Red Hat, is now used by many other distributors as well, like openSUSE and Mandriva Linux.
  • PISI is used by Pardus.
  • tgz or tar.gz — standard tar + gzip, possibly with some extra control files — used by Slackware and others, or sometimes when distributing very simple handmade packages.
  • LZM — Used by SLAX. Opens with SLAX Module Manager, and then gets installed to the KDE menu as a Desktop Config file. May be placed into the SLAX CD's Modules folder to get installed at boot.
  • PUP and PET - used by Puppy Linux - click and install package type. OS can be installed to a flash drive for portability and will bring apps with it.[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ Kauler, Barry (2006). "Pup FAQ". http://puppylinux.com/faq.htm. Retrieved 2008-10-27.  
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