Saturday, March 10, 2012

What is RPM

RPM(RedHat Package Manager)

RPM Package Manager (RPM) is a package management system.[2]The name RPM variously refers to the .rpm file format, files in this format,software packaged in such files, and the package manager itself. RPM was intended primarily for GNU/Linux distributions; the file format is the baseline package format of the Linux Standard Base.

rpm -qi :  mtools-3.9.8-2.i386.rpm print package summary
rpm -i : mtools-3.9.8-2.i386.rpm install package
rpm -ivh : mtools-3.9.8-2.i386.rpm install, monitor and verify pack
rpm -q : mtools verify if pack installed
rpm -qa :  list all installed packs
rpm -ql : mtools list all files installed for pack
rpm -qd : mtools list pack doc files only
rpm -e  : mtools erase package
rpm -Uvh :  * upgrade all packs in distribution

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