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Old 08-24-2003, 06:15 AM   #1
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What is RPM?


As I am new to Redhat so hearing RPM but want to know more detail about it. If there is any detail on the net then a URL will be a great favor for me,

Thanks.
 
Old 08-24-2003, 06:22 AM   #2
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Have you tried the RedHat website? RPM stands for Redhat Package Management.
 
Old 08-24-2003, 08:40 AM   #3
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think of an rpm to kinda being the equivalent of an *.exe file in windows...when you get these files, you can simply double click them to install them, or if you open up your terminal you can type:
rpm -ivh packagename.rpm
also if you open up your terminal you can read up on what an rpm is by typing:
man rpm
and in addition to that, i will leave a few links, that will get you up to par with rpms
rpm howto
rpm site
problems with rpm? go here
 
Old 08-24-2003, 11:41 AM   #4
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Nice links..........Thanks
 
Old 08-24-2003, 05:11 PM   #5
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Ummmm, RPMs aren't really like EXEs... RPM's are more like setup programs... RPM handles all the tasks of installing and managing programs.
--Taj
 
Old 08-24-2003, 05:27 PM   #6
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lol thx for you input morton....it was a example of an rpm package as opposed to what rpm is in itself...
and in lamens terms for someone new, yes they are somewhat like an exe....thats the closest to an exe you are going to get, you double click it and it installs....and thats a good enough example, to give somone an idea on what it is...
thx!@!
 
  


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