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Unit 6: Application management > Unit summary: Application management - Pg. 198

6 ­ 26 CompTIA Linux+ Certification, Powered by LPI Unit summary: Application management Topic A In this topic, you learned that you can install software from binaries, source code, or packages. You learned that packages are the easiest way to install applications. Packages include the application's binary and information about dependencies, which are required components. Packages are published via repositories. You install using a package manager. Linux offers command-line package managers--apt, deb, dpkg, and yum are examples--and graphical versions--such as the Synaptic Package Manager. You installed software, checked for updates, removed software, and managed repositories. In this topic, you learned that programs share functions via libraries. Furthermore, libraries can be static, shared, or dynamically loaded. You learned the common locations for libraries. You also learned how symbolic links point to major and minor versions to provide backward and forward compatibility. Finally, you learned how to determine which libraries a program uses. Topic B Review questions 1 True or false? You must compile Linux software in order to get it to run on your system. False. While you can install software from source code, most is distributed as precompiled binaries in the form of packages.