Learn Linux, 101: RPM and YUM package management
Add new software and keep your system current
Ian Shields, Senior Programmer, IBM
Summary: Learn how to install, upgrade and manage packages on your Linux® system. This article focuses on the Red Hat Package Manager (RPM) developed by Red Hat, as well as the Yellowdog Updater Modified (YUM) originally developed to manage Red Hat Linux systems at Duke University’s Physics department. You can use the material in this article to study for the LPI 101 exam for Linux system administrator certification, or just to explore the best ways to add new software and keep your system current.