Package Management

December 22, 2013

Package management has been described as the single biggest advancement which Linux has brought to the industry. It is said to facilitate the blurring of boundaries between operating systems and applications which makes it easier to push new innovations into the marketplace, thereby evolving the operating system.

RPM package manager is the most preferred file system management. It is quite useful because it is a standard and is available on most Linux systems. The use of a package manager is a common approach in managing an embedded Linux file system for installing and removing a non-root directory, faking out root or developing with a virtual target. RPM has built-in capability to install to a directory that is not the system root which is advantageous as no one wants to face accidental destruction of one’s host file system.