Explore the details of a package. Find out what information is available in the package manager.
- Once you found a package that you want to install,…you can take a look at some of the package information.…Within YUM, there's a command appropriately named info,…that reads some of the packet information…from the repository to show you a description…and some more information.…Let's take a look at the info for the tree software,…with yum info tree.…Here we have the name of the package,…the architecture, version, and release information,…and the size of the download.…This is usually different from the installed size.…After that is the repository where the software comes from.…
In my case here, it's coming from the base repo,…version 7, which matches my installation…and the 64-bit section of that.…There's a summary, which is a short bit of information,…that describes the package.…This is what we saw when we used…the YUM search command earlier.…Then we see the URL of the package or project,…and the license under which it was distributed.…Finally, there's a description of the package,…which in this case, is pretty short,…
- Managing packages with RPM and YUM
- Downloading a package file
- Finding package information
- Exploring package dependencies
- Installing a package and checking what has been installed
- Installing groups of packages
- Adding software from third parties to your installation
- Removing and upgrading a package
- Managing packages with dpkg and APT package managers
- Exploring aptitude
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Manage Packages with RPM and YUM
2. Manage Packages with dpkg and APT
3. Manage Packages with Zypper
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