This chapter covers the use of packages on the Librem 5 phone. Packages are used to deliver applications and other components to the user’s system. When new features or bug fixes are made to these components, new packages are made available. The user can install new software and remove existing software from their phone.
Because this chapter is part of the developer documentation, it will focus on the use of command line tools instead of describing how to use a GUI application to manage packages. A brief summary of the graphical options for package management is given in the next section.