explanation of rpm
Posted on 2011-03-16
I am learning linux and would like to install some programs. I tested installing R, with
That install seemed to go well and is working. However I want to install yum now. After downloading the source i looked at INSTALL and see
run make install, if you're a masochist.
it then says that your better off making an rpm. Since I have never made an rpm and dont have any idea how to, I started looking for an .rpm package of yum that I could install. However I cant seem to find one. I am not sure if I am just not looking in the right place, or if I am going about this in the wrong way.
Am I able to just download a .rpm file from the internet and install it, or do you have to build an rpm for every install package? Should I be looking for rpms in a different place? ( I am using Red Hat 4)