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038 - Package Management

The Red Hat package Manager (RPM)

The Red Hat Package Manager (RPM) is a freely available packaging system for software distribution and
installation. In addition to Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Fedora Core distributions, both SUSE and Mandrake
are among the Linux distributions that use RPM.

Yellowdog Updater Modified (YUM)

The yum command is an automated system for updating rpm-based packages, particularly on Fedora Core,
CentOS and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Yum can automatically handle dependencies between packages,
install, upgrade, and remove packages. In addition to individual packages or a list of packages,
yum can operate on an entire group of packages at a time.

The Debian Package Manager

Debian GNU/LINUX provides several package-management tools, primarily intended to facilitate the building,
installation, and management or binary packages. In addition to Debian GNU/LINUX, the tools described here
also work on other Debian-based systems such as Xandros, Knoppix, Ubuntu, and numerous others.
Debian package names generally end in .deb. The Debian package-management tools described here
include apt, aptitude, dpkg, dpkg-deb, dselect, and synaptic.

* Install an old package (rpm).

 # rpm -Uvh --oldpackage <package_name>

 

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