I need an open source tool that can list all the softwares installed in my unix/linux servers, the tool should list all the softwares installed and the current version, grouped by the hostname, anybody know any solution for this specific problem?
Hello drl, thanks for your answer, but for my specific needs I dont think any of them could help me. Like I said I need an agent-like tool, that I can easily install in lots of linux servers to give me a full list of softwares installed in each server, that is!
Originally Posted by drl
These are simple CLI tools:
Best wishes ... cheers, drl
Like I said I need an agent-like tool, that I can easily install in lots of linux servers to give me a full list of softwares installed in each server, that is!
Notice that "Linux" does not have a standardized package manager at all. In fact Linux is basically a kernel, not an OS and what makes it a complete OS is a bunch of GNU-tools added to it. Whoever does that adding choses and selects what he deems relevant and this way different "distributions" come to pass.
Because of this there is no package manager and the different distributors (the people/companies creating the distributions) created their own package managers. The two probably most widespread are rpm (RedHat Package Manager), developed by RedHat and used by: RedHat, SuSE, CentOS, Fedora, RHEL and perhaps a few more and apt, developed by Debian and used an all Debian-based distributions (Debian, *Ubuntu, Mint, etc.). There are other package managers either, but there are even distributions without a package manager (Gentoo and ArchLinux, IIRC) at all.
If you want an agent-like software to create a software inventory over various systems you will either have to limit which distributions (more precisely: which package managers) you want to support or perhaps write your own.
I know the following questions are noobish questions but I am asking them because I am confused about the basics of history behind UNIX and LINUX.
Ok onto business, my questions are-:
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