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Auditing of software packages

Why Software packages?

For Unix and Linux based sytems it's common to find the usage of a software package management solution. This solution consists of a package manager, package database, the installed software packages and support tools to query the database.

Software packages are a typically a bundle of individual components, like:
  • Binaries (compiled code)
  • Configuration files
  • Documentation (e.g. readme, copyright, additional resources)
  • Info and/or manual page (man page)
Lynis audits installed packages and adds them to the report file.
Related commands
dpkg -L wget  

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