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Managing Packages with RPM

The Red Hat Package Manager (RPM) was the main mechanism for installing and interacting with packages on Red Hat-based hosts prior to the adoption of more robust tools like YUM and DNF. Although YUM and DNF provide more functionality, they still use the RPM utility to manage packages on the backend. In this hands-on lab, you will be tasked with using RPM to install, upgrade, and remove packages on a Linux host. *This lab is not approved or sponsored by Red Hat.*

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Clock icon Beginner
Clock icon 15m
Clock icon Jun 14, 2022

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Remove RPM Packages

    • Remove the nmap and telnet packages.
    • Remove the mysql package and all of its dependencies. This includes the following packages: mysql, mariadb-connector-c-config, and mysql-common.
  2. Challenge

    Install and Upgrade RPM Packages

    • Install the following RPM packages: htop-3.2.1-1.el8.x86_64.rpm and mtr-0.92-3.el8.x86_64.rpm.
    • Upgrade the wget package from version 1.19.5 release 7 (wget-1.19.5-7.el8) to version 1.19.5 release 10 (wget-1.19.5-10.el8).
    • Install the nginx package and all its dependencies. The RPM files are located in /home/cloud_user/nginx. This should be done using a wildcard.

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