options] (also rpm --install) rpm
options] (also rpm --upgrade) rpm
options] (also rpm --uninstall) rpm
options] (also rpm --query) rpm
options] (also rpm --verify)
The install mode (rpm -i) is used to install new packages. A variant of install mode is the upgrade mode (rpm -U), where an installed package is upgraded to a more recent version. Another variant is the freshen mode (rpm -F), which upgrades only packages that have an older version already installed on the system. But rpm’s -F option has limited value, since it doesn’t handle dependency changes at all. In other words, if a new version of a package requires that another package be installed, -F won’t automatically install the new package, even if it is listed on the command line.
Allows the replacement of existing packages and of files from previously installed packages; for upgrades, it allows the replacement of a newer package with an older one. (Literally, it is equivalent to setting all of the options --replacepkgs, --replacefiles, and --oldpackage.) Use this option with caution.
Prints a string of 50 hash marks (
#) during installation as a
Allows you to install a package without checking for dependencies. This command should be avoided because it makes the dependency database inconsistent.
Runs through all the motions except for actually writing files; it’s useful ...