Updating yum repositories

It's worth noting that some popular Slackware derivatives, such as Vector Linux, have standardised on slapt-get, another third-party utility imitating the behaviour of Debian's APT, while Zenwalk Linux has introduced its own package management tool called netpkg.

In the next group we have a few (mostly) independent distributions that have been gaining popularity in recent years.

Sabayon Linux, although derived from Gentoo, has introduced its own command-line package management utility called equo.

Arch Linux's Pacman has been around for a long time and it's often considered one of the fastest package management utilities around.

The first table lists package management tasks in the four most popular distribution groups - Debian (including Ubuntu, Linux Mint, elementary OS, Zorin OS and other Debian derivatives), open SUSE, Fedora (including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Cent OS, Scientific Linux and other Fedora-based distributions), and Mageia and Open Mandriva.