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Using the rpm command � part1

Jul 21, 2011, 23:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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"All this distributions provides various package management tools build around librpm ( This library allows programs to make use of a rpm database or rpm packages without using the rpm command ) or making direct use of the rpm command. Examples of this includes: zypper – openSUSE package management tool and yum – Fedora and Red Hat package management tool. This tools provides easy to use functionality for installing, removing, searching, repository management etc, but they lack some functionality provided by the rpm command such as listing the contents of a package, finding what package provides some file etc.

"This article will show you how you can use the rpm command to preform various package management task, such as installing, removing, querying the rpm database, etc..."

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