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Old 10-05-2011, 03:03 PM   #1
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What does the command "rpm -V XXXX.xxx.rpm" mean and do?


Hello, what does the conmand:
Code:
rpm -V XXXXXX.xxx.rpm
do?

It poped up a few times, i've RTFM'd rpm's man page, googling it doesn't yeld anything,

Can i know what does this command do?
 
Old 10-05-2011, 03:09 PM   #2
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man rpm
Code:
rpm {-V|--verify} [select-options] [verify-options]
http://linux.die.net/man/8/rpm

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Old 10-05-2011, 03:20 PM   #3
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rpm --help

Verify options (with -V......

regards,
 
Old 10-06-2011, 02:33 PM   #4
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May i please talk with someone who can understand my question?
 
Old 10-06-2011, 02:41 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MCLover1337 View Post
May i please talk with someone who can understand my question?
Could you please explain what part you're having trouble with? Because this (from repo's link) seems pretty straightforward to me.

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rpm is a powerful Package Manager, which can be used to build, install, query, verify, update, and erase individual software packages. A package consists of an archive of files and meta-data used to install and erase the archive files. The meta-data includes helper scripts, file attributes, and descriptive information about the package. Packages come in two varieties: binary packages, used to encapsulate software to be installed, and source packages, containing the source code and recipe necessary to produce binary packages.
Think of "software package" as an installable application. RPM actually stands for Red Hat Package Manager, but Red Hat released it as open source, so a lot of distros are using it, including SuSE. SuSE also comes with its own program for installing RPMs. See: man zypper.
 
Old 10-06-2011, 03:23 PM   #6
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i want to know what does this command do, i saw it running a few times yesterday,
(yyy Is version number)

i did remember the command like this:
Code:
rpm -V supertuxkart-data-yyy.rpm --nodeps
any idea what does this command do?
 
Old 10-06-2011, 04:14 PM   #7
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normally you REPLACE the XXXXXXX and YYYYYYYYY and ????????? or ##########
with the REAL name
 
  


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