In Linux, what is RPM, and how do I use it 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:
- Log in as
root, or use the
sucommand to change to the
rootuser at the workstation on which you want to install the software.
- Download the package you wish to install. The package will be
named something like
- 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
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