I would like to learn rpm on pclinuxos.Because I moved to PCLinuxOS when I met the kde full monty. I am used to rpm on mandriva and mageia . I have a good knowledge about debian comands.I have read somewhere I should open a terminal bash as root and type the following for instance:
rpm -ivh packagename.rpm
rpm -e packagename.rpm
My question where do I find the basic commands for rpm on pclinuxos ? I know most of the users use the synaptic but I like best the terminals bash.I appreciate your hints. If you know a good pclinuxos rpm handbook to download, It would be great.
You should never try to install a package that has not been built for and tested on PCLinuxOS -- at least not if you don't know a lot about Linux and have a testing system that you are ready to risk breaking. Consequently you won't very often need the command when you install packages.
But if you insist, start by reading this: http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/Installing_Software_without_Synaptic
On the other hand, the rpm command is useful for other things than installing packages. The man page of rpm lists all possible options, but it is not a tutorial: it can be a bit hard to decipher. To read it you simply write "man rpm"
(without the quotes) in a terminal, or if you are running KDE you can write "man:rpm"
in the addressbar in Konqueror or Dolphin (although I think the Dolphin addressbar must be in in edit mode for this to work).
If you don't have the man page for rpm installed you can easily find it and read it on the net. This was the first hit I got when I googled for it a minute ago: http://linux.die.net/man/8/rpm
Also note that Synaptic is just a shell for the "apt-get" command. So if you hate Synaptic that much (why?) and if the package you need is in the repository, you could simply use "apt-get" as root in a terminal. But then you have to look at the man page for that command....