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Re: [SLE] Installing RPMs? Command line or Yast?
  • From: Mads Martin Joergensen <mmj@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 10 May 2004 07:30:15 +0200
  • Message-id: <20040510053015.GJ97720@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
* John N. Alegre <listhub@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> [May 09. 2004 18:44]:
> I am new to SuSE, not to rpms having been with Red Hat since 5.2.
>
> If I download a binary rpm and install it from the command line is the
> rpm database as up to date as if I installed it from Yast?

Yes, YaST is just invoking rpm, so it's the same thing.

> How do I install it from Yast?
>
> What is the advantage of installing it from Yast?

That you don't have the hazzle of independencies, and you wont forget
to run SuSEconfig

> How about building source RPMs under Yast?

You cannot.

--
Mads Martin Joergensen, http://mmj.dk
"Why make things difficult, when it is possible to make them cryptic
and totally illogical, with just a little bit more effort?"
-- A. P. J.

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