Redhat rpm in Text Mode

L. C. Robinson lcr at
Thu May 20 02:43:22 UTC 2004

You might also wish to use an rpm port of apt, and
the archive sites that serve it.


On Wed, 19 May 2004, Willem van der Walt<willem at> wrote:

> rpm commands:
> I do not have enough time now, but here are a few commands.
> rpm -ihv package.rpm
> Will install the package contained in the file package.rpm
> rpm -Uhv package.rpm will do the same but, will update the ;package if it 
> is there
> already.
> rpm -ihv package.rpm --aid
> will install dependent packages that it can find in the same dir as the 
> file
> you want to install.
> For keeping your system up to date with patches etc, man up2date on redhat 
> up to
> version 9 or the new rel versions or man yum if you actually run fedora.
> rpm -qi lynx 
> should show you if lynx is installed and if its there, some extra info.
> hth
> Willem
> On Wed, 19 May 2004, Martin McCormick wrote:
> > 	I just got introduced to a redhat system that I am going to
> > need at work to run some applications.  I am familiar with Debian and
> > its dselect utility for managing Debian packages, but I don't yet know
> > rpm for doing similar things in redhat.  It does look, from the
> > manual, a lot like dselect, but I haven't hit the magic syntax yet for
> > making it hit its default download sites to look for packages.  What I
> > am trying at first is to get ntpd working.  If I use the command
> > 
> > rpm -i ntpd
> > 
> > it just tells me it can't find the file.  Yup that's the whole idea.
> > It needs to find the package and install it.
> > 
> > 	The manual also says that you can state the file name as a URL
> > or ftp link, but I bet there is a function like apt that has a list of
> > preferred sources that are checked for the main treasure trove of
> > redhat packages.  I shouldn't have to know the url unless it is not
> > part of the normal redhat network.
> > 
> > 	Any suggestions are appreciated so I can more or less get
> > going here and not waste so much time looking for the power button so
> > to speak.
> > 
> > 	Are there any of the text commands for rpm that are
> > particularly good to know?  I was really happy to learn a couple of
> > years ago that you could use the / in dselect's user interface to
> > locate packages whose names you might partly know.  It has certainly
> > made getting new packages a snap in Debian.
> > 
> > 	Many thanks to all.
> > 
> > Martin McCormick WB5AGZ  Stillwater, OK 
> > OSU Information Technology Division Network Operations Group
> > 
> > 
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