A PPA (or Personal Package Archive) is a software repository provided by members of the Ubuntu Linux community. Software contained in a PPA can be downloaded and installed via apt, Ubuntu’s default package management system.
Typically, PPA’s will contain new or updated software to existing packages that may not be available from the official Ubuntu package repositories. This allows users to have more granular control over when specific software packages are updated on their systems. It is important to be discerning when utilizing PPA’s and to only add a PPA from a trusted source.
The best reason for adding software via a PPA, is the server will get automatic updates to the installed software when updates are run.
Yarn is a package management tool expressly designed to speed up the installation of packages from the npm registry by running operations in parallel to increase speed, improve reliability, and boost security. Yarn allows us better to automate the installation processes of npm software packages and is also advantageous when upgrading, making configuration changes, or removing npm packages.
Graylog Sidecar is a nimble configuration management framework for various log collectors called backends. The Graylog master node acts as a centrally located hub that contains the configurations of the log collectors. Sidecar can run as a service on both Windows and Linux servers.
Gist is an easy method to share snippets or excerpts of data with others. A gist can be a string of code, a bash script or some other small piece of data. These bits of information are hosted by GitHub as a repository. Using gist has all the benefits of utilizing a GitHub repository, and also provides a more lightweight way of utilizing GitHub’s versioning features.
In this tutorial, we will learn how to install the latest kernel version on multiple Linux distributions.
What Is A Kernel
First, let’s define what a kernel is defined as. The Linux kernel is basically the brain of your hardware. Its main purpose is to facilitate communications between your hardware and software. As an example, if an application needs to make a change (say switching the screen resolution of your monitor), the software submits a request to the kernel, and the kernel uses the available video driver options to modify the resolution.
In this article, we are going to cover the available options for installing software on a Dedicated Ubuntu server. By the end of this article, you’ll be equipped with an arsenal of tools for installing the exact software you want on your Ubuntu server! We will be installing three different software packages from source, deb, and flatpack.