On Mon, Jun 21, 2021, 11:37 Matthew Woehlke <mwoehlke.floss@gmail.com> wrote:
To clarify, when you say "package manager", we are talking about
discovering availability and configuration, *not* actually installing on
the system, correct?

Correct, it's a good point of classification. I'm only talking after the point that required files are already on disk.

Distribution format is usually part of the package manager in other ecosystems, but that is not a requirement here, IMHO.