rpm equivalent to 'pkg_add -r'?

Marc G. Fournier scrappy at hub.org
Tue Jan 17 09:17:53 PST 2006

On Tue, 17 Jan 2006, Robert Slade wrote:

> On Tue, 2006-01-17 at 08:36, Garrett Cooper wrote:
>> On Jan 16, 2006, at 11:17 PM, Gregory Nou wrote:
>>> Marc G. Fournier wrote:
>>>> As the subject asks, is there an equivalent?  I'm trying to
>>>> install linux apache2 on a FreeBSD box, and would like have rpm do
>>>> as much as possible as far as getting the dependencies and
>>>> downloading them ...
>>>> baring this, is there a better tool to use then rpm?
>>>> thanks ...
>>>> ----
>>>> Marc G. Fournier           Hub.Org Networking Services (http://
>>>> www.hub.org)
>>>> Email: scrappy at hub.org           Yahoo!: yscrappy
>>>> ICQ: 7615664
>>> look at the end of rpm man page, there is a section INSTALL AND
>>> Concerning other tools, the poor experience I have with RH showed
>>> me that rpm is a great tool. Maybe you may try yum, which, iirc, is
>>> a GUI for rpm.
>>> Cheers,
>>> --
>>> Gregory
>> 	Actually yum's a means for updating that's meant to replace the
>> Redhat Network Tool or whatever it was called back in RH9.0 and RHE,
>> which comes as primarily a command line tool I thought. As far as I
>> know is only available for Fedora-a product primarily made for
>> desktop users made by Redhat.
>> -Garrett
> To clear up a couple of points: YUM is a Redhat tool but is a command
> line one. It works on all Redhat derived systems not just Fedora. BTW
> Fedora is not made by Redhat but is sponsored by them - they use it as a
> test platform.
> What I don't understand why the OP is installing Linux Apachie2 from
> rpms when there is a perfectly good port for BSD which handles the
> dependencies and the different locations of files, scripts etc.

One word: PHPlib

I have a client that has a Linux license for PHPlib, and from talking to 
the PHPlib folk, they won't convert the license to a FreeBSD one ... 
rather then send the client off to a Linux hosting company, I'm *trying* 
to accommodate their requirement on a FreeBSD platform ...

Marc G. Fournier           Hub.Org Networking Services (http://www.hub.org)
Email: scrappy at hub.org           Yahoo!: yscrappy              ICQ: 7615664

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