[svlug] Using RPM

joseph estevao arruda [zeruch] z at valinux.com
Wed Mar 14 08:27:02 PST 2001

Eric Pretorious wrote:
> I've read enough to know that RPM claims to be much simpler than it is and
> my experience bears this true:


> When installing a a new package:
> %> rpm -ivh gcc-2.96-54.src.rpm
> When I query rpm:
> %> rpm -qa | grep gcc
> ...or...
> %> rpm -q gcc
> ...rpm reports that "package gcc is not installed".
> Am I missing a step or is something wrong?

Use -ivvh when installing, and instead of the hash marks you will get a
detailed output of what is being done.


> Eric P.

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