RPM | How to install package in Linux using RPM command

Install package in Linux using RPM command.

In Linux there rpm command and are two utilities are used for install package.

  1. RPM – Redhat Package Manager
  2. YUM- Yellowdog Updater modified

But in this toturial we will learn about RPM and how to install package using RPM command.

RPM – Redhat Package Manager

RPM is package managing system ( collection of tools to manage software packages). RPM is a powerful software management tool for installing, uninstalling, verifying, querying and updating software packages. RPM is a straight forward program to perform the above software management tasks.

Features Of RPM:

  • RPM can verify software packages.
  • RPM can be served as a powerful search engine to search for software’s.
  • Components, software’s etc can be upgraded using RPM without having to reinstall them.
  • Installing, reinstalling can be done with ease using RPM.
  • During updates RPM Handels configuration Files carefully, so that the customization is not lost.


To install a package using rpm command and check whether it is installed properly or not.

In linux to install the package first we need to be in the directory of the package


To install the package use the following command.

#rpm -ivh <package name>

#rpm -ivh finger-0.17-39.el6.x86_64.rpm


For check whether it is installed or not use following command

#rpm -qa finger


Check the installed package by using it command, finger is used to check user’s details.

#finger <user name>

#finger Pooja


How to remove a package or uninstall the package in linux.

In Linux for remove a package use the following synxax.

#rpm -e <package name>

#rpm -e finger

Verify whether the package uninstall or not using this command # rpm -q or #rpm -qa command.


How to see information about the installed package.

To see the information or details about the installed package, the syntax is

#rpm -qi <package name>

#rpm -qi vsftpd



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