Peter Barker pbarker at barker.dropbear.id.au
Sun Aug 19 10:36:53 EST 2001

On Sun, 19 Aug 2001, Mohan wrote:

> Hi guys i would like to know what is rpm package and if i have a package
> how do i  extract it on rh6.2

The RPM man page is very good. "man rpm".

Additionally, the --help option to rpm gives a not-so-concise help.

I will assume by "extract", you mean "install". Extraction is a little

rpm -U <filename> will install or upgrade a package from a
file. "filename" will usually end in ".rpm".

After the packge is installed, a lot of the time you will want to restart
a service. If the package you have installed is, to take a guess, bind,
you will need to do a "/etc/rc.d/init.d/named start".

> Mohan

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