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Chapter 7. Installing New Packages > RPMs, the Shell Way

RPMs, the Shell Way

Would you like a very fast and easy way to install RPM packages? You may find this hard to believe, but at times, opening up a shell and typing commands can be much faster than going through all those graphical steps. I'll show you how it is done in this extended Shell Out session. Let's pretend that you have just downloaded some great package, and now the RPM file for it is sitting in one of your directories. Using a hypothetical package of my invention, let's install that package with command-line rpm.

cd /directory_where/package_lives
rpm –ivh ftl-transport-2.1-1.i386.rpm


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