Using Third-Party Software

If you plan to use Linux software you have downloaded from websites or acquired through third parties, it is likely that the software you want to install will be delivered in Red Hat Package Manager (RPM) files—the type of software package file used by Fedora Core 4.

Every RPM software package contains two major components:

  • The software program and its components

  • A list of package dependencies—the system components or other software that is needed by the software package you're about to install

If you attempt to install a software package that depends on other software that hasn't yet been installed, Fedora Core 4 attempts to locate and install the additional required software as well. Provided that all necessary dependencies ...

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