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what does mean by term package manager in linux world?
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It is a tool for automating the process' like installation, configuration etc.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Package_management_system
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I found something that may be useful to you.
http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/tutorials/6546/1/
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This is a reference to a database and front-end programs that maintain information about what software packages are installed on the system. There are 2 main flavors: rpm and dpkg based.

Besides keeping an inventory of installed software the associated programs will also assist in the installation of new software, most notably by informing the user about dependencies that exist for the software, possibly even offering to install all dependency packages to facilitate easy installation of said software.

As an addition to a package manager the two systems (and others as well) also provide a way to access repositories of software packages meant for the linux system in question
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