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Old 12-28-2004, 02:10 PM   #1
jimwelc
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Does anyone know of a bash script that will determine if RPM exists on a system?


Hello,

I am very new to bash scripting along with Linux platform and was wondering if anyone knew of a way to check for the existence of RPM on a system. Currrently I would like my script to check for the existence of RPM before performing some action. If any one could help me I would really appreciate it.

Best Regards,
-Jim
 
Old 12-28-2004, 02:37 PM   #2
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Use it like this where firefox can be whatever rpm you are looking for.
rpm -qa | grep firefox
 
Old 12-28-2004, 02:41 PM   #3
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Try the command urpmi -q it will check to see if the package is installed on your system.
 
Old 12-28-2004, 03:01 PM   #4
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Try the command urpmi -q it will check to see if the package is installed on your system.
That's a Mandrake thingy.
 
  


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