Syntax

Description

Example(s)

rpm -ivh {rpm-file} Install the package rpm -ivh mozilla-mail-1.7.5-17.i586.rpm
rpm -ivh --test mozilla-mail-1.7.5-17.i586.rpm
rpm -Uvh {rpm-file} Upgrade package rpm -Uvh mozilla-mail-1.7.6-12.i586.rpm
rpm -Uvh --test mozilla-mail-1.7.6-12.i586.rpm
rpm -ev {package} Erase/remove/ an installed package rpm -ev mozilla-mail
rpm -ev --nodeps {package} Erase/remove/ an installed package without checking for dependencies rpm -ev --nodeps mozilla-mail
rpm -qa Display list all installed packages rpm -qa
rpm -qa | less
rpm -qi {package} Display installed information along with package version and short description rpm -qi mozilla-mail
rpm -qf {/path/to/file} Find out what package a file belongs to i.e. find what package owns the file rpm -qf /etc/passwd
rpm -qf /bin/bash
rpm -qc {pacakge-name} Display list of configuration file(s) for a package rpm -qc httpd
rpm -qcf {/path/to/file} Display list of configuration files for a command rpm -qcf /usr/X11R6/bin/xeyes
rpm -qa --last Display list of all recently installed RPMs rpm -qa --last
rpm -qa --last | less
rpm -qpR {.rpm-file}
rpm -qR {package}
Find out what dependencies a rpm file has rpm -qpR mediawiki-1.4rc1-4.i586.rpm
rpm -qR bash
rpm -V { package } Verify package / files rpm -V bash

 

Recovering corrupted DB :

# cd /var/lib/rpm
# rm -f __db* # to avoid stale locks
# /usr/lib/rpm/rpmdb_verify Packages