[CentOS] is yum a complete substitute of rpm?
student.northwestern at gmail.com
Sat Feb 13 16:35:54 UTC 2010
On 13 February 2010 10:27, Robert P. J. Day <rpjday at crashcourse.ca> wrote:
> On Sat, 13 Feb 2010, Jim Green wrote:
>> On 13 February 2010 10:13, Ron Loftin <reloftin at twcny.rr.com> wrote:
>> > On Sat, 2010-02-13 at 10:00 -0600, 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?
>> > I expect that you will get a bunch of replies on this.
>> > The short form is that yum lives on TOP of RPM. It is not a replacement
>> > for RPM.
>> > Yum does most of the thinking for you as far as dependency
>> > management. It is much more user-friendly, and is the preferred
>> > mechanism for software installation and maintenance because it
>> > does the dependency resolution for you, and saves much in the way
>> > of headaches, elevated stress, confusion, and RSI from excessive
>> > keyboard use.
>> > All that being said, there are times when you do want to use RPM
>> > by itself, without Yum. If you stay with CentOS and/or RedHat
>> > long enough, you will run across this situation now and then.
>> 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.
> i suspect there are yum alternatives for some of these but here's
> some stuff i like:
> $ rpm -qa # list all installed packages
yum list installed
> $ rpm -qR <pkgname> # list dependencies of package
yum deplist <pkgname>
> $ rpm -ql <pkgname> # display list of files in package
> $ rpm -qf <filename> # what package is <filename> from?
yum provides <filename>
this kind of exercise is fun. I came from debian and it is fun to make matches:)
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