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CentOS 7 Linux Server Cookbook - Second Edition by Jonathan Hobson, Oliver Pelz

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Working with the RPM package manager

All software on a CentOS 7 system is distributed through RPM packages. Most of the time the YUM package manager is the first choice of any system administrator, performing software installation and maintenance, and is highly recommended whenever possible as it provides system integrity checks and has excellent package dependency resolution. In this recipe, we will show you an alternative way to manage your packages. We will be exploring the RPM package manager, which is a powerful tool used to build, install, query, verify, update, and erase individual RPM software packages. Though it is not as intelligent as YUM, as it cannot resolve package dependencies or work with repositories, it can be still relevant ...

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