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Installing and Managing Packages on Red Hat/CentOS Systems

Installation and removal of packages is a core skill for anyone managing Linux distributions. During this activity, the student will work with the package manager utility `yum` and installation utility `rpm` to manage packages on Red Hat/CentOS Linux distributions. *This lab is not approved or sponsored by Red Hat.*

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Clock icon Beginner
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon Jul 23, 2020

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  1. Challenge

    Install Available Elinks Application

    An elinks RPM file is already downloaded but can't be installed because of missing dependencies.

    In order to install the package successfully, you will need to deal with the dependencies. You can use the package manager to do that for you.

    If you are able to install the application and dependencies successfully, the learning activity can be considered successfully completed.

    Note: The exact version in your activity may be different; this version was current as of the time this activity was created.

  2. Challenge

    Verify Elinks Package RPM Exists

    Verify that the application is installed. You can check by doing:

    which elinks

    This will return the /usr/bin/elinks path. Or simply run the command to view the console browser application itself:


    You can exit once you acknowledge the dialog by pressing the ESC key.

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