LinuxPapers.org: The RPM SystemApr 22, 2000, 13:19 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Maurizio Firmani)
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"Installing and removing programs on your computer can be a little complicated. The software package manager RPM allows you to install, remove and keep tabs on your software in a simple way"
"RPM (RedHat Package Manager) is a program for installing programs. It was developed by RedHat with the aim of simplifying the distribution of pre-compiled software: in other words, software that you do not need to compile before you install it. RPM is especially useful for software companies that distribute GNU/Linux (DISTRIB) and have to deal with thousands of files. RedHat, SuSE and Caldera all distribute their products in RPM format. GNU/Linux users have the advantages of being able to not only install their programs more easily, but also install and keep tabs on their installed programs."
"This is a summary of the important features of the RPM system: