Updating rpm

This tutorial helps you prepare for Objective 102.5 in Topic 102 of the Linux Professional Institute's Junior Level Administration (LPIC-1) exam 101. In the past, many Linux programs were distributed as source code, which a user would build into the required program or set of programs, along with the required man pages, configuration files, and so on.Nowadays, most Linux distributors use prebuilt programs or sets of programs called that help you install, update, and remove packages.

So you at least don't have to manually install each piece in the right order.If you've used Debian's APT, by this time you're probably wishing you had something like the command, which would simply go and find what you need, including dependencies, and just install it.To get the most from the tutorials in this series, you should have a basic knowledge of Linux and a working Linux system on which you can practice the commands covered in this tutorial.Sometimes different versions of a program will format output differently, so your results may not always look exactly like the listings and figures shown here.You will usually want the latest version of a package, but you can provide additional qualifications if you need an earlier version, or the i686 version instead of the x86_64 version.

See the section on specifying package names in the man pages for the files.This tutorial focuses on the Red Hat Package Manager (RPM), which was developed by Red Hat, as well as the Yellowdog Updater Modified (YUM), which was originally developed to manage Red Hat Linux systems at Duke University's Physics department.Another tutorial in this series, "Learn Linux 101: Debian package management," covers the package management tools used on Debian systems.In particular, much of the output we show is highly dependent on the packages that are already installed on our systems.Your own output may be quite different, although you should be able to recognize the important commonalities.The examples in this tutorial use a Fedora 20 system unless otherwise noted.