[CentOS] is yum a complete substitute of rpm?

Jim Green student.northwestern at gmail.com
Sat Feb 13 16:37:14 UTC 2010


On 13 February 2010 10:35, Kwan Lowe <kwan.lowe at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Thank Robert and Ron, Could you list an example where I need to use
>> rpm command alone? I used rpm to install stand alone package if that
>> is the case.
>
> If you need information on a specific package then you'll likely need
> to use rpm directly. For the most part, anytime I need to install a
> package I use yum. This includes installing a standalone package. I
> use rpm mainly during troubleshooting. For example, to list package
> contents, scripts, or extract portions of a package.

Thank Kwan, I get a much better feel of when to use rpm/yum now.


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