This site is a reference for common package managers.
Packages are software applications that resides in archives. A package manager is a tool that automates the process of installing, updating, upgrading and removing packages.
Common Package Management Operations
Commands for Common Package Management across Distributions
|Intended Action||RPM (Redhat, SUSE, Mandriva)||Aptitude (Debian and derivatives)||Pacman (Arch)||Emerge (Gentoo)|
|Installing a package|| || || || |
|Uninstalling a package|| || || || |
|Searching for a package||N/A|| || || |
|Listing installed packages|| || || || |
|Listing files in package|| || || || |
|Finding package containing file|| || || || |
|Showing package description|| || || || |
Common Package Management Operations: See original work here.