Friday, October 2, 2009

RedHat Software Installation Utility RPM

Simple usage:
  • You need: an RPM file downloaded from website or the like
    • On that website, provide the complete name of the package, but only the name, in main search box.
  • Run: rpm -Uvh name_of_the_rpm.rpm
    • The nice thing: this command will not install anything until all dependencies are satisfied.
    • If any dependencies are unsatisfied, this command will indicate what is needed. Download it and append the name of additional .rpm file(s) to the command and execute again. Continue the loop until all dependencies are satisfied.
That's it. For today.

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