B.2. Using RPM
man rpm. You can also see Section B.5, “Additional Resources” for more information on RPM.
B.2.1. Finding RPM Packages
- The initial RPM repositories provided with the YUM package manager. See Chapter 8, Yum for details on how to use the official Red Hat Enterprise Linux package repositories.
- The Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) is a community effort to provide high-quality add-on packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. See http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL for details on EPEL RPM packages.
- Unofficial, third-party repositories not affiliated with Red Hat also provide RPM packages.
ImportantWhen considering third-party repositories for use with your Red Hat Enterprise Linux system, pay close attention to the repository's web site with regard to package compatibility before adding the repository as a package source. Alternate package repositories may offer different, incompatible versions of the same software, including packages already included in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux repositories.
- The Red Hat Errata Page, available at http://www.redhat.com/apps/support/errata/.