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Old 07-19-2003, 01:17 PM   #1
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RPM package manual

Is there a manual or reference that tells you what type of program a package contains?
Old 07-19-2003, 01:19 PM   #2
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All you ever wanted to know about RPM but were afraid to ask: Maximum RPM

# See rpms installed on current system
rpmquery --all | more
rpmquery --all > <filename>
rpmquery --all | grep -i <plaintext>

If you want to extract and examine them, I like using Midnight Commander.
An Introduction to the Midnight Commander
Midnight Commander home page

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Old 07-19-2003, 01:21 PM   #3
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If you want to know before you install it try:
rpm -qpi package.rpm

to see what files are in it:
rpm -qpl package.rpm
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To query a rpm file use:
rpm -qf filename
i.e. rpm -qf /home/user/whatsis/glibc-2.2.5-14.i386.rpm

To query an installed package use:
rpm -qi packagename
i.e. rpm -qi glibc


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