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D. BothUsing and Administering Linux: Volume 1https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-9618-9_12

12. Installing and Updating Software

David Both1  
Raleigh, NC, USA


In this chapter you will learn
  • Why the RPM Package Manager (RPM) was created

  • The deficiencies of the Red Hat Package Manager in today’s Internet-connected world

  • The advantages of the DNF package manager

  • How to use DNF to install, update, and manage software packages

  • How the RPM tool can still be used productively

The purpose of package management and tools like RPM and DNF is to provide for easy installation and management of software on Linux hosts. DNF is a wrapper around RPM and ...

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