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Old 10-18-2012, 06:08 PM   #1
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DIfference Between YUM, RPM, and TAR Installs


In 25 words or less, what is the basic difference between using YUM, RPM, and TAR software installs? Bill
 
Old 10-18-2012, 06:33 PM   #2
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In twenty five words or less, the basic difference between using YUM, RPM and TAR software installs is that... oops I'm out of words! (25)
 
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:43 PM   #3
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tar is an archiving utility
rpm is a package format
yum is a package manager

the basic difference is that they are different things---really!

25 words
 
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@ Pixellany
rpm is also a package manager...

@ Bill
read the man, man!
 
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@ Pixellany
rpm is also a package manager...
I was only allowed 25 words...
 
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