BANDIT as a package manager

BANDIT on a phySystem

Using BANDIT in native mode

BANDIT can be used to manage an existing phySystem. In fact, when a new phySsystem is created, a copy of BANDIT is installed in this TARGET system and, when this new system is booted, this copy of BANDIT becomes the default tool to manage the new phySystem.

Using BANDIT to manage bundles and packages

BANDIT can download, compile and/or install bundles of functionality in a phySystem. The toolkit can also remove either full bundles or just single packages, and also provide information about the files installed in the system for a given bundle or package. BANDIT will keep track of the bundles and files installed in the phySystem in its logging system.

BANDIT on other Linux distributions

Using BANDIT in guest mode

BANDIT can also be installed on other Linux distributions in parallel to the default package manager. This allows to administer other packages not supported by the host distribution or take advantage of the catalogs available for BANDIT.

Using BANDIT to manage bundles as guest package manager

BANDIT can download, compile and/or install bundles of functionality on distributions other than phyglos. However, in this scenario, the base utility porg may not be installed, which prevents BANDIT to keep track of the installed files and therefore from removing these files when uninstalling a bundle.


There is no guarantee that files installed using the BANDIT do not conflict with those installed by the distro package manager. Use this method only for cases where BANDIT can work in parallel with the distro package manager.

Working with repositories, catalogs and bundles

To search for installed bundles, issue the command:

$ bandit search -b

To get help on working on bundles, issue:

$ bandit help bundles

See The BANDIT Reference for a detailed description of the BANDIT help commands.