Monday, February 28, 2011

Installing software from RPM

What is RPM

RPM stands for Red Hat Package Manager.

Installing and upgrading RPM packages

For installing a software package, use rpm command with -i option ( i stands for "install").

# rpm -i sweep-2.3.4.rpm

To upgrade use -U option instead (stands for "upgrade").
# rpm -U sweep-2.3.4.rpm

To download an application from terminal/website, use the ff:

yum install.
# yum install sweep

Or

#wget source website like. (wget is a command line only tool )
wget http://site/sweep.tar.gz

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