Linux RPM packet manager
System administrators use package management rather than manual building software because of simplicity, consistency and the ability for these processes to be automated on different systems easy.
RPM stands as “Resource Packed Manager”.
If you are familiar with
up2date these are all based on RPM.
Most common RPM commands would be:
# rpm -ivh filename.rpm
# rpm -Uvh filename.rpm
To query all files or to query configuration files:
# rpm -qa Thanks # rpm -qc
# rpm -ev packagename
To get the dependencies:
# rpm -qpR filename.rpm or # rpm -qR packagename
-i option stands for install,
-U stands for update,
-v stands for verbose,
q for query,
p for package, etc.
I don’t want to confuse anyone, but just to give you another part of the picture, there is another popular Linux package format called
dpkg, for files with
.deb extension. This package format is used on Debian and Ubuntu. They use the command
dpkg to install a package, and
apt-get is the front-end for it, it’s the clever one. So their
.deb files are our
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