Maintaining system integrity with package management helpers

Clear the Decks

Article from Issue 145/2012

Linux has several convenient package management systems, but they are not entirely free of weaknesses. We show you how to keep the RPM package management system permanently stable and how to get rid of some ballast with just two small programs: rpmorphan and rpmrestore.

One of Linux’s many highlights are the package management systems that make installing new application programs or deleting unneeded software far easier for the user.

The RPM system, which was originally designed by Red Hat and is now used by many other Linux derivatives, is supplemented by a variety of add-on programs that ensure the integrity of the operating system and thus permanently ensure a consistent basis without regular reinstalls.

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