If you’ve installed the GNOME desktop environment, you can install the GnoRPM utility, which provides a graphical interface to the rpm command. To do so, issue the following commands:
cd /mnt/cdrom/oreilly rpm -ivh gnorpm-0.7-*.rpm
Launch GnoRPM by clicking on GNOME → System → GnoRPM. Soon, the GnoRPM utility’s window appears, as shown in Figure 3.3.
Figure C-3. GnoRPM
The left half of the window contains a tree that represents the package hierarchy, which is organized by subject. If you click on a subtree, the right half of the GnoRPM window displays the packages that reside in the subtree, as shown in Figure 3.4.
Figure C-4. Selecting a package subtree
If you right click on an icon representing a package, a pop-up menu lets you query, uninstall, or verify the package. If you select the query item, the Package Info window appears, as shown in Figure 3.5. As you can see, this window shows the same information as that provided by the
-l option of the rpm command.
Figure C-5. The Package Info window
You can also use GnoRPM to query packages by their attributes and to install packages. To query a package by its attributes, click on the Find icon on the toolbar. The Find Packages window, shown ...