What is the relation/difference between "Package Manager" or "Package Management"?

I read in many tutorials about apt and dnf and others where the "Package Manager" and "Package Management" terms are used – but just being curious:

  • What is the relation/difference between "Package Manager" or "Package Management"?

Does it exist? Or consider the same question rephrased as:

  • What is the official term "Package Manager" or "Package Management"?

Or it does not matter? which term is preferred? Perhaps there is a slight difference to be take it in consideration.

Asked By: Manuel Jordan

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What is the official term "Package Manager" or "Package Management"?

You can use either depending on what you’re trying to convey.

If need to install/remove/upgrade a package you use the package manager, e.g. apt or dnf (there are others as well).

If you want to talk about the issues of using apt or dnf, you could say "Package management in Linux is not without issues".

IMO it doesn’t really matter and you could say what you like, e.g. "I’ll now run a package manager" or "I’ll perform package management".

Perhaps there is a slight difference to be take it in consideration.

Nothing that I can think of except their innate meaning: one is a tool, another one is a process.

Answered By: Artem S. Tashkinov