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A Practical Guide to Red Hat Linux: Fedora Core and Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Second Edition by Mark G. Sobell

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Chapter 13. Downloading and Installing Software

A software package is the collection of scripts, programs, files, and directories required to run a software application, including system software. Using packages makes it easier to transfer, install, and uninstall applications. A package contains either executable files or source code files that you need to compile and install. Executable files are precompiled for a specific processor and operating system, ...

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