Installing an RPM File

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This procedure shows you how to install an RPM file after you have downloaded the file to your desktop. An RPM file contains the required installation packages for a software.

Prerequisites
  • You must have administrative permission to install new RPM files on your system. Either root password or sudo access is required.

Procedure
  1. Open a terminal.

  2. Change your working directory to the location of the RPM file. If you have downloaded the RPM file to the Downloads directory, enter:

    $ cd ~/Downloads
  3. Install the RPM file:

    $ sudo rpm -i NAME_OF_RPM.rpm