Installing Packages

Packages are managed at System > Packages. The listings there, exemplified by Figure Package Listing, show all of the information about a package: Its name, category, version and status, a package information link, and a short description. Keep the installed packages to the bare minimum required for a deployment for extra security. The package list is presented in alphabetical order.

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Package Listing

Packages are installed as follows:

  • Navigate to System > Packages

  • Click the Available Packages tab

  • Locate the package to install in the list

    • Optionally, search for a package by entering a value in the Search term box and clicking fa-search Search

  • Click the fa-plus Install button to the right of the package entry.

  • Click fa-check Confirm to proceed with the package installation

Once the installation is confirmed, the package installation screen is shown where the install progress is displayed (Figure Post-Install Package Screen).

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Post-Install Package Screen

Reinstalling and Updating Packages

Packages are reinstalled and updated the same way they are installed:

  • Navigate to System > Packages

  • Click the Installed Packages tab, the list will look like Figure Installed Package List

  • Locate the package to reinstall or update in the list. If there is a newer version available than is installed, the Package Version column will be highlighted stating the old and new versions.

  • Click fa-refresh to update or fa-retweet to reinstall the package.

  • Click fa-check Confirm to proceed with the package reinstallation

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Installed Package List

Uninstalling Packages

To uninstall a package:

  • Navigate to System > Packages

  • Click the Installed Packages tab

  • Locate the package to uninstall in the list

  • Click fa-trash to remove the package

  • Click fa-check Confirm to proceed with the package removal