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Mastering Linux Administration

By : Alexandru Calcatinge, Julian Balog
Book Image

Mastering Linux Administration

By: Alexandru Calcatinge, Julian Balog

Overview of this book

Linux plays a significant role in modern data center management and provides great versatility in deploying and managing your workloads on-premises and in the cloud. This book covers the important topics you need to know about for your everyday Linux administration tasks. The book starts by helping you understand the Linux command line and how to work with files, packages, and filesystems. You'll then begin administering network services and hardening security, and learn about cloud computing, containers, and orchestration. Once you've learned how to work with the command line, you'll explore the essential Linux commands for managing users, processes, and daemons and discover how to secure your Linux environment using application security frameworks and firewall managers. As you advance through the chapters, you'll work with containers, hypervisors, virtual machines, Ansible, and Kubernetes. You'll also learn how to deploy Linux to the cloud using AWS and Azure. By the end of this Linux book, you'll be well-versed with Linux and have mastered everyday administrative tasks using workflows spanning from on-premises to the cloud. If you also find yourself adopting DevOps practices in the process, we'll consider our mission accomplished.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Section 1: Linux Basic Administration
Section 2: Advanced Linux Server Administration
Section 3: Cloud Administration

Chapter 3: Linux Software Management

Software management is an important aspect of Linux system administration. Knowing how to work with software packages is an asset that you will master after finishing this chapter.

In this chapter, you will learn how to use specific software management commands as well as learn how software packages work depending on your distribution of choice. You will learn about the latest snap and flatpak package types and how to use them on modern Ubuntu and CentOS distributions. By the end of the chapter, you will also have a glimpse of how to build your own package.

In this chapter, we're going to cover the following main topics:

  • Linux software package types
  • Managing software packages
  • Building a package from source