Tuesday, November 18, 2008

RPM a quick guide...


RPM is a package management system defined by RedHat. Different distributions (Fedora, Rocks Cluster, Mandriva) and package management tools (yum) rely on it.
You can ignore the rpm command when your favorite repository provides the packages that you need however when you get a rpm from third party software provider you'll require a little knowledge about the rpm tool.

What packages are installed? rpm -qa | less
How to uninstall packages? rpm -e package_name
How to install packages? rpm -i file_name


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