N/APosted on - 04/11/2012
I just installed Fedora 16 and I don't like how their application installer works.
Is there a way for me to install an application in Fedora 16 (preferably .rpm) using the Terminal?
What is the syntax for it?
Install an Application (.rpm files) in Fedora 16 using Terminal
To install an RPM package, you can always use the most basic syntax which is:
rpm -i package-1.2.3-4.i386.rpm
where: "rpm" is the rpm executable and "-i" is the command line switch that tells rpm that you want to install the rpm package.
Alternatively, you can use this syntax:
rpm -ivh package-1.2.3-4.i386.rpm
where: "-ivh" means you want to install and you want to see what rpm is currently doing (or verbose).
To upgrade and already installed package, use this syntax:
rpm -Uvh package-1.2.3-5.i386.rpm
Take note that everything in Linux is case-sensitive so do not forget to capitalize the "U" switch.
Finally, to uninstall or remove something that was previously installed using rpm, use this syntax
rpm -e package-1.2.3-4
Note that there is no need to include the full file name and the .rpm extension.
Hope this helps!