• RPM automates the installation and maintenance of software packages.

  • Package dependencies are defined but not resolved automatically.

  • -i, -e, -U, -v, -h, --nodeps, and --force are common options.

  • The yum command is a frontend to RPM, interacting with online software repositories to download and install software automatically.

  • The command yum update will search for updates to installed packages, download them, resolve dependencies, and install them automatically.

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