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Learning Red Hat Linux by Bill McCarty

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GnoRPM

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.

GnoRPM

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.

Selecting a package subtree

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.

The Package Info window

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 ...

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