BCE-O535 Linux and Shell Programming

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Module 4 Software Management

Advanced Topics (Optional)

Creating Custom Packages

Building Packages from Source:

  • Compile software from source code and package it into a distributable format.

Creating Package Manifests:

  • This involves creating specification files that describe how a package should be built, installed, and removed.

Package Virtualization and Containers

Docker and Containerized Packages:

  • Explore containerization technology, focusing on Docker, and learn how to create and manage packages within containerized environments.

Virtual Environments (e.g., Python’s venv):

  • Work with Python virtual environments to isolate package installations and dependencies for different projects.

Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) for Packages

Automating Package Builds and Deployments:

  • Set up automated workflows for building, testing, and deploying packages using CI/CD pipelines.

Assignments and Practical Exercises

  1. Setting Up a Local Repository:
    • Create and configure a local package repository, then install packages from it to get hands-on experience with local repositories.
  2. Creating a Custom Package:
    • Create a custom package, possibly a simple script or utility, and add it to their local repository.
  3. Troubleshooting Package Installation:
    • Students will be presented with scenarios involving package installation issues. They’ll need to troubleshoot and resolve them, applying the skills learned in the troubleshooting section.
  4. Package Management in a Virtualized Environment:
    • Students will work with containers (e.g., Docker) or virtual environments to manage packages within isolated environments. They’ll install, update, and remove packages within these environments.