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Steps to install an RPM package

  • Download the rpm file to a convenient location. If root access is available, the files can be downloaded to a separate folder (ex: /data)
  • Login as root (or)
  • Use the command su from a regular user account. Enter root password to continue
  • To install the program
    rpm -Uvh filename.rpm
  • Here
    U - indicates that package has to be upgraded if it is already installed
    v - provides details of the installation process
    h - prints hashes(#) to indicate the progress of the installation

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