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Redhat Package Manager, or the files that it uses. Currently collecting miscellaneous notes.

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Point of Confusion

I do know that some people have trouble with rpm because they confuse the package name with the program name or vice versa. I think in some commands you specify the (exact) package name including all revisions, in others I think you just specify a program name.



"test uninstall":

rpm -e --test xxx (where xxx=rpm package name)

Update the Database

As root:

#rpm --rebuilddb

An FAQ re rebuilding the RPM database


For Specific Purposes

On creating RPMs:

Copyleft 2001-2003; Matthias Saou -- looks pretty dry, hardly even skimmed, but could be just fine -- "This document is not intended to be a reference, not even a "howto". It will hopefully just do what I intended it for : Show the basics of the rpm build process for people already familiar with software compiling and rpm packages from a user point of view."


  • RandyKramer - 12 Mar 2002
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