TAILIEUCHUNG - Suse Linux 9.3 For Dummies- P21

Suse Linux For Dummies- P21:This part is all about getting you started on your way to a lasting relationship with SUSE Linux. Before you can begin your SUSE Linux experience, I spend a chapter explaining what SUSE Linux is and what you can do with SUSE Linux (pretty much anything you can do with a PC that runs Windows). | 280 Part IV Becoming a SUSE Wizard Figure 18-9 Select the RPM packages to install from the Package Group listing. 4. In the right pane look for the names of the RPM packages you have downloaded. Click on the check box to the left of each package name to select it for installation. 5. Click Accept. YaST may display a dialog box informing you about other packages that will automatically be installed because these packages are needed by one or more of the RPMs you are installing. Simply click Continue to proceed with the installation. Remember that you may need to insert the SUSE Linux CDs or DVD because some of the needed packages may be on those media. Using RPM Commands to Work with RPM Files RPM Red Hat Package Manager is a format for packaging all the necessary files for a software product in a single file called an RPM file or simply an RPM. In fact the SUSE Linux distribution is made up of a whole lot of RPMs. If you do not have a GUI tool like the YaST Control Center handy you can still work with RPMs through the RPM commands. You have to type these Please purchase PDF Split-Merge on to remove this watermark. Chapter 18 Updating SUSE and Adding New Software 281 commands at the shell prompt in a terminal window or a text console. Even if you don t use the RPM commands to install or remove a package in SUSE Linux you can still use the RPM commands to find out information about packages. Using the RPM commands When you install an RPM-based distribution such as SUSE Linux the installer uses the rpm command to unpack the packages RPM files and to copy the contents to your hard drive. You don t have to understand the internal structure of an RPM file but you need to know how to use the rpm command to work with RPM files. Here are some of the things you can do with the rpm command Find out the version numbers and other information about the RPMs installed on your system. Install a new software package from an .