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May 22, 2006, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The RedHat Package Manager (RPM) is an open packaging system that makes system updates easy. Installing, uninstalling, and upgrading RPM packages can be accomplished with short commands. RPM maintains a database of installed packages and their files, so you can invoke powerful queries and verifications on your system.

"RPM has five basic modes of operation (not counting package building): installing, uninstalling, upgrading, querying, and verifying..."

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