How to install Packages in Linux

Here is an alternative method to install the packages in Linux distro. Since there are more number of Linux distro available in the market (free Linux distributions) each and every Linux distribution has different method of installing the packages in Linux.

The only difference between the installation method is the installer type. SO in this tutorial, I am going to show you how to install packages in Linux in alternative methods for different Linux distributions. The Linux distributions which I have covered are Fedora or Redhat, OpenSuse, Debian, Arch Linux.

Debian and derivatives:

How to install software in debian Linux:

#apt-get install <package-name>

How to search software in debian Linux:

#apt-cache search [search term 1] [search term 2] … [search term n]

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OpenSUSE and derivatives:

How to install software in debian Linux:

#zypper in <package-name>

How to search software in debian Linux:

#zypper se <package-name>

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Arch Linux and derivatives:

How to install software in Arch Linux:

#pacman -S <package-name>

How to search software in Arch Linux:

#pacman -Ss <package-name>

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Fedora and derivatives:

How to install software in Fedora Linux:

#yum install <package-name>

How to search software in Fedora Linux:

#yum search <package-name>

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