Linux Install an RPM File

RPM is nothing but a a package management system. To install an rpm file, open a terminal and then type the following command:

rpm -ivh .rpm.file-name

Please note that you need to log in as root, or use the su command to change to the root user to install the software using rpm command:
$ su –
Install RPM File

To install an rpm file called awstats.i386.rpm, enter:
# rpm -ivh awstats.i386.rpm
Note: you can download the package in rpm format from the official project web pages or public ftp servers.
Upgrade RPM File

Type the following command:
# rpm -Uvh awstats.i386.rpm
If you are upgrading from an earlier version of the software package, use upgrade mode command as described above.
Erase (Delete) RPM File (package)

Type the following command:
# rpm -ev packagename
To find list of all install packages, enter:
# rpm -qa
# rpm -qa | less
# rpm -qa | grep something
Sample outputs:

comps-extras-11.1-1.1
libattr-2.4.32-1.1
libidn-0.6.5-1.1
grep-2.5.1-55.el5
libxslt-1.1.17-2.el5_2.2
perl-Digest-SHA1-2.11-1.2.1
time-1.7-27.2.2
libdaemon-0.10-5.el5
….
…..
..
mysql-server-5.0.77-4.el5_5.5
mysql-devel-5.0.77-4.el5_5.5
samba-client-3.0.33-3.29.el5_6.2
pcre-6.6-6.el5_6.1
yum-rhn-plugin-0.5.4-17.el5_6.1
libtiff-3.8.2-7.el5_6.7
nash-5.1.19.6-68.el5_6.1
quota-3.13-5.el5
xorg-x11-server-Xorg-1.1.1-48.76.el5_6.4
xorg-x11-server-Xnest-1.1.1-48.76.el5_6.4

To remove samba-client-3.0.33-3.29.el5_6.2, enter:
# rpm -ev samba-client-3.0.33-3.29.el5_6.2

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