[CentOS] is yum a complete substitute of rpm?

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Sat Feb 13 16:09:17 UTC 2010


On Sat, 13 Feb 2010, Jim Green wrote:

> Dear Centos community, I am new to centos/redhat and I would like to
> know on a centos system, can I use yum alone to do all package
> management? I don't want to learn two systems and confuse myself, I
> understand yum is much better than rpm if is the case?

  yum is simply a layer built on top of rpm.  it's nice if you can do
everything you want with yum, but it doesn't hurt to learn the basics
of rpm anyway.

rday
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