What Is RPM

Provides a quick introduction on RPM (RedHat Package Manager), which is a free and open packaging system on Red Hat Enterprise Linux as well as other Linux and UNIX systems.

What Is RPM? - RPM (RedHat Package Manager) is a free and open packaging system, which runs on Red Hat Enterprise Linux as well as other Linux and UNIX systems.

You can get a list of RPM commands by running "rpm --help" on CentOS 8:

herong$ rpm --help

Usage: rpm [OPTION...]

Query/Verify package selection options:
  -a, --all                          query/verify all packages
  -f, --file                         query/verify package(s) owning file
  -g, --group                        query/verify package(s) in group
  -p, --package                      query/verify a package file
  ...

Query options (with -q or --query):
  -c, --configfiles                  list all configuration files
  -d, --docfiles                     list all documentation files
  -L, --licensefiles                 list all license files
  -A, --artifactfiles                list all artifact files
  ...

Verify options (with -V or --verify):
      --nofiledigest                 don't verify digest of files
      --nofiles                      don't verify files in package
      ...

Install/Upgrade/Erase options:
  -i, --install                      install package(s)
      --nodeps                       do not verify package dependencies
      ...
  -U, --upgrade=<packagefile>+       upgrade package(s)
      --reinstall=<packagefile>+     reinstall package(s)

Some commonly used RPM commands are:

herong$ rpm -q --all | more 
  boost-locale-1.66.0-6.el8.x86_64
  trousers-lib-0.3.14-4.el8.x86_64
  xml-common-0.6.3-50.el8.noarch
  sscg-2.3.3-6.el8.x86_64
  yelp-xsl-3.28.0-2.el8.noarch
  vsftpd-3.0.3-31.el8.x86_64
  ... 

herong$ rpm -q ftp | more 
  ftp-0.17-78.el8.x86_64

herong$ rpm -q --all | grep ftp 
  vsftpd-3.0.3-31.el8.x86_64
  python3-requests-ftp-0.3.1-11.el8.noarch
  ftp-0.17-78.el8.x86_64

herong$ sudo rpm -ivh foo-1.0-1.i386.rpm

herong$ sudo rpm -Uvh foo-1.0-1.i386.rpm

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to Linux Systems

 Cockpit - Web Portal for Administrator

 Process Management

 Files and Directories

 Users and Groups

 File Systems

 Installing CentOS

 SELinux - Security-Enhanced Linux

 Network Connection on CentOS

Software Package Manager on CentOS - DNF and YUM

 What Is DNF

 Manage DNF Package Repositories

 What Is YUM

What Is RPM

 What Is pkgs.org

 Install and Manage Java Packages on CentOS

 Install and Manage Perl Packages on CentOS

 Install "git-core" for GitHub Packages on CentOS

 Running Apache Web Server (httpd) on Linux Systems

 Running PHP Scripts on Linux Systems

 Running MySQL Database Server on Linux Systems

 Running Python Scripts on Linux Systems

 vsftpd - Very Secure FTP Daemon

 Postfix - Mail Transport Agent (MTA)

 Dovecot - IMAP and POP3 Server

 Email Client Tools - Mail User Agents (MUA)

 GCC - C/C++ Compiler

 Conda - Environment and Package Manager

 Tools and Utilities

 References

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