Well the program to install and uninstall rpms is the utility rpm.
But I don't think you are asking that question :+)
You are in fact asking for a GUI interface to package management
akin to Yast2 in SusE. RedHat used to have a number of package
manager GUI programs, one written by RedHat themselves,
and there was also a Gnome program gnorpm, which I fear is
not longer included in the distribution. But you can get it from
What you should consider doing to make life a lot easier is to install
which will let you get updates over the net.
The big advantage of apt is that it takes care of working out all of the package dependencies for you.
And the big plus of synaptic is that provides a very nice GUI with filtering capability, eg show me all the packages I have installed or not installed, updates available, etc.
And if you reburn your RedHat cdroms with the necessary meta-data
as explained at
then you will be able to manage the rpms on your CD-ROMs using synaptic as well.
Do not forget to look at http://freshrpms.net/apt/repositories.html
for entries to add to your /etc/apt/sources.list file, if you do install apt.
I hope this information helps you in managing your packages.