Use RPM in Linux to install software

RPM (RPM Package Manager) is a popular utility for installing software on Unix-like systems, particularly Red Hat Linux. The following is an example of how to use RPM:

  1. Log in as root, or use the su command to change to the root user at the workstation on which you want to install the software.
  2. Download the package you wish to install. The package will be named something like DeathStar0_42b.rpm.
  3. To install the package, enter the following command at the prompt:
    rpm -i DeathStar0_42b.rpm

    If you are upgrading from an earlier version of the software package, run RPM in upgrade mode, as in the following example:

    rpm -U DeathStar0_42b.rpm

For more, see the RPM.org website. You can also view the manual page on RPM using the following command:

man rpm

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