Re: [aclug-L] RedHat RPM install usage Question
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Brian J. Chapman wrote:
> Hey all,
> I had a question about the Redhat Package Manager. Ok, to install a new
> package you use `rpm -i filename.rpm' and to update an existing package
> you use `rpm -U filename.rpm'.
> My question is: I think i accidental installed a few new packages with
> the -U option instead of the -i. Does anyone know if this is okay? Will it
> mess up my local RPM database or something?
>From the RPM man page....
This installs a new package. The general form of an rpm
upgrade command is
rpm -U [install-options] <package_file>+
This upgrades or installs the package currently installed
to the version in the new RPM. This is the same as
install, except all other version of the package are
removed from the system.
So, to answer your question... No, what you did is just fine.
-= bob =-
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