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Encyclopedia > Pacman (package manager)
Pacman

Screenshot of Pacman running in a terminal
Design by Judd Vinet
Developed by Judd Vinet, Arch Linux Community
Initial release 2002-02-25
Latest release 3.1.1-1 / 2008-01-20
Written in C
OS GNU/Linux
Platform i686, x86 64
Available in English
Development status Active
Genre Package management system
License GNU General Public License
Website www.archlinux.org/pacman

Pacman is a software package manager, developed as part of the Linux distribution Arch Linux. It was created by Arch Linux creator, Judd Vinet. Pacman is capable of resolving dependencies and automatically downloading and installing all necessary packages. In theory, a user need only run a single command to completely update the system. Following the Arch Linux philosophy, it aims to be a powerful package management system that is easy to learn.[1][citation needed] In addition to Arch Linux, Pacman is used by AegeanLinux and Frugalware.[2] Image File history File links The pacman Package Manager logo File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ... Software design is the process that starts from a problem for which there is currently no acceptable (software) solution, and ends when such a solution has been created. ... Judd Vinet is an open-source developer who currently resides in British Columbia, Canada. ... For other uses, see Software developer (disambiguation). ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Code complete redirects here. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... A programming language is an artificial language that can be used to control the behavior of a machine, particularly a computer. ... C is a general-purpose, block structured, procedural, imperative computer programming language developed in 1972 by Dennis Ritchie at the Bell Telephone Laboratories for use with the Unix operating system. ... An operating system (OS) is the software that manages the sharing of the resources of a computer and provides programmers with an interface used to access those resources. ... GNU (pronounced ) is a computer operating system composed entirely of free software. ... This article is about operating systems that use the Linux kernel. ... In computing, a platform describes some sort of framework, either in hardware or software, which allows software to run. ... i686 is the name given to the similar instruction sets used by several Intel and Intel-compatible microprocessors. ... x86-64 is a 64-bit superset of the x86 instruction set architecture. ... See Language (journal) for the linguistics journal. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Illustration of a package management system being used to download new software. ... A software license is a legal agreement which may take the form of a proprietary or gratuitous license as well as a memorandum of contract between a producer and a user of computer software. ... GPL redirects here. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Illustration of a package management system being used to download new software. ... A Linux distribution, often simply distribution or distro, is a member of the Linux family of Unix-like operating systems comprising the Linux kernel, the non-kernel parts of the GNU operating system, and assorted other software. ... Arch Linux is a Linux distribution inspired by CRUX and intended to be lightweight and simple for advanced users. ... Judd Vinet is an open-source developer who currently resides in British Columbia, Canada. ... Frugalware Linux is a general-purpose Linux distribution, designed for intermediate users, who are familiar with command-line operations. ...


Pacman uses compressed tar archives for all of the packages, each of which contains compiled binaries. Packages are downloaded via FTP some times pacman uses HTTP also. It complements the Arch Linux Build System (ABS) used to create packages from source. In computing, tar (derived from tape archive) is both file format (in the form of a type of archive bitstream) and the name of the program used to handle such files. ... An executable or executable file, in computer science, is a file whose contents are meant to be interpreted as a program by a computer. ... This article is about the File Transfer Protocol standardised by the IETF. For other file transfer protocols, see File transfer protocol (disambiguation). ... Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is a communications protocol used to transfer or convey information on intranets and the World Wide Web. ...


There is an unrelated package management system called BU pacman. This program, created by Saul Youssef, is written in Python and distributed under a custom, restrictive license. Its features include standard package management abilities and support for a shell-like language. It is used in grid computing environments.[3] Python is a high-level programming language first released by Guido van Rossum in 1991. ... Screenshot of a sample Bash session, taken on Gentoo Linux. ... Grid computing is a phrase in distributed computing which can have several meanings: Multiple independent computing clusters which act like a grid because they are composed of nodes not located within a single administrative domain or at a single geographical location. ...


References

  1. ^ Judd Vinet; Aurelien Foret, Aaron Griffin, Dan McGee (2007-09-18). Pacman. Pacman — A simple library-based package manager for Linux. Retrieved on 2007-09-23.
  2. ^ The Frugalware Developer Team (2007-03-17). Package management basics (english). Frugalware 0.6 (Terminus) Documentation. Retrieved on 2007-09-23.
  3. ^ BU pacman site

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