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→‎Rationale: what a package manager must be able to do
See the user cases section below for several examples.
The definition of a package manager according to wikipedia:
* Verifying file checksums to ensure correct and complete packages;
* Verifying digital signatures to authenticate the origin of packages;
* Applying file archivers to manage encapsulated files;
* Upgrading software with latest versions, typically from a software repository;
* Grouping of packages by function to reduce user confusion;
* Managing dependencies to ensure a package is installed with all packages it requires. This resolved the problem known as Dependency Hell.
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