40.11. Finding and Installing RPM Packaged Software
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A popular tool used to find and install software packages -- particularly in Linux -- is RPM (at http://www.rpm.org/). In addition to working with Linux, RPM also works with Solaris, HP-UX, FreeBSD, NetBSD, and other systems.
To use RPM to install software, just type the following command:
rpm -i application.rpm
The -i option flags RPM to install the package. To uninstall the application, use:
rpm -e application.rpm
To upgrade a package, use the -U option:
rpm -U application.rpm
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