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Old 10-18-2008, 11:02 PM   #1
syntacticalerror
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rpm package information


I'm trying to find a more convenient way to determine the function of packages. As of now, i google the package names, but most of the time i cannot find out exactly its need on the system. I searched rpm flags and the MAN pages, but couldn't find anything.

For example, xorg-x11-twm-6.8.1-23, i know it belongs to the X Window system, and being a dependency on another package i need to reinstall, i'm stuck until i find out exactly what it is.

Any ideas? Thx
 
Old 10-19-2008, 12:12 AM   #2
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If it's already installed, you can use
Code:
rpm -qi xorg-x11-twm
 
Old 10-20-2008, 10:05 PM   #3
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Ha, it was in the MAN pages, thx
 
  


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