I am new to Linux and am running CentOs. When I want to update or install certain software I came across three ways.
- yum install program
- apt-get install program
- rpm -i program.rpm
- wget program.tar.gz > unpack > ./configure > make > make install
That last one is a real pain, esp when you come from windows where a program install is usually one click and then a nice guide.
Now can someone please explain to me:
- Why are there so many different ways to do this?
- Which one do you recommend to use and why?
- Are there any other ways for installing programs?