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Installing an RPM Package

In this hands-on lab, we will install an RPM package on a CentOS 7 system. On RPM-based Linux distributions, we can install RPM packages using the `rpm` command. This gives us the hands on experience of installing and removing RPM packages directly, without the use of a more comprehensive package manager like yum.

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Clock icon Beginner
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon Jun 21, 2019

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Install the `htop` RPM Package

    1. The htop RPM package is located in the cloud_user home directory. In order to install the package, we need to elevate our permissions using sudo. If you don't see the rpm file, wait a minute and re-run the ls command.

    2. Run the following command to elevate permissions and install the RPM package:

      sudo rpm -i htop-2.2.0-3.el7.x86_64.rpm
  2. Challenge

    Run the `htop` Application

    1. Now that htop is installed, we can run it with the htop command.

      This utility shows us system load and running processes.

    2. We can exit the application by pressing the Q key.
  3. Challenge

    Remove the `htop` Package

    1. Use RPM to remove the htop package.

      sudo rpm -e htop
    2. Try re-running the htop command to verify it is uninstalled.


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