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Old 03-26-2003, 02:57 AM   #1
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install a package. a basic question

if i install a package from rpm format (or whatever format), does it consume system resources apart from disk space?
Old 03-26-2003, 03:29 AM   #2
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Only while the install is taking place. After it is installed, it shouldnt slow down your computer at all. Unless youre installing a service, such as an FTP server. But even then, you normally have to enable it for it to run in the background.


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