The RPM command

Some comments about my Sunsolve document Infodoc:

"How to Install a Package Under Sun[TM] Linux (LX50), Redhat AS 2.1 and 3.0, Suse Linux ES"

 This is very important to understand that this should apply to all RPM package installer enabled operating systems.

(See the systems we do support : http://www.sun.com/software/linux/)

For example, using any SUSE Distro, you'll probably try to maintain your installation using the GUI tool named YAST/YAST2 but the things to know is that it will manipulate the system packages using the native RPM commands.

That will be the same for "\*drake tools" from Mandiva distro or any Gnome RPM management tools. So if you've got a single package to install, you'll probably save some precious time by using the shell console and the relevant RPM commands. By using the shell you'll start to understand what's going on.

References:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-61-204547-1

http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/RPM_Package_Manager


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