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Old 03-26-2004, 07:17 AM   #1
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how to tell if rpm's installed rhl9

hi, i use Red Hat linux version 9

and i am currently tryign to update my kernel to the 2.6.4 version

anyways i have lookd around and found that i need to update a bunch of stuff ( i think my architecture is i386)

and i found a site that provided all the updates for a 2.6 kernel.

anyways i downlaoded all of them ( i barely realized that after of course clicking on half of them that i686 and i386 are different :\ ) anyways , yeah
i am just wondering if i open them from X if they isntall , i cannot tell if they get installe d or not, i can just see " processing headers " and the "reading headers " or something like that

i am now goign to organize all those stupid files and just use the i386 ones. but yeah

its just a simple question : how do i know if the rpm files installed from X ? ( i just doubled clicked the rpm file )

sorry this question sucks :]
Old 03-26-2004, 07:21 AM   #2
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open a console/xterm and type "rpm -qa" to list everything that's installed or "rpm -q <package>" to find out what, if any, version of a specific package is installed.

Because you have to get the package name exactly right, sometimes it's useful to use "rpm -qa | grep -i <package>".


p.s. the command "arch" will tell you what sort of processor you have.
Old 03-26-2004, 04:23 PM   #3
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ok thank you


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