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Old 11-21-2004, 11:44 AM   #1
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Question Rpm...????


Is there anybody that can explain RPM in Eglish or Afrikaans......what it is and how you use it?????
 
Old 11-21-2004, 11:47 AM   #2
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rpms are packages containing files - usually applications or documentation.

To install:
rpm -ivh /path/to/package.rpm

To upgrade:
rpm -Uvh /path/to/package.rpm

To uninstall:
rpm -e package
 
Old 11-21-2004, 11:48 AM   #3
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Red Hat Package Manager *i think*

--> it is a package system, which tries to handle software for you -- like installing a program on windows, but more -- it also tries to resolve or at least inform you about conflicts/dependencies.

man rpm

i think
rpm -ivh /path/to/a.rpm
will install it for you... but it's been a while since i've used 'em...
 
Old 11-21-2004, 11:49 AM   #4
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Here:

http://www.linuxforum.com/linux-rpm.php
 
Old 11-21-2004, 11:53 AM   #5
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Cheers Megaman Xand the others.........Megaman X just gave me what I was lookign for.....man the Linux guys are just so much more quicker and better than any MS site I've ever delt with!!!!
 
  


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