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Tools What Is The RPM?


Do you know what is the RPM?

RPM is the RPM Package Manager. It is an open packaging system available for anyone to use. It allows users to take source code for new software and package it into source and binary form such that binaries can be easily installed and tracked and source can be rebuilt easily. It also maintains a database of all packages and their files that can be used for verifying packages and querying for information about files and/or packages.

Red Hat, Inc. encourages other distribution vendors to take the time to look at RPM and use it for their own distributions. RPM is quite flexible and easy to use, though it provides the base for a very extensive system. It is also completely open and available, though we would appreciate bug reports and fixes. Permission is granted to use and distribute RPM royalty free under the GPL.

RPM is an open packaging system that is available for anyone to use. It works on all Linux as well as currently on various other UNIX flavours: IRIX, Solaris, SunOS, AIX, HP/UX, AmigaOS, and FreeBSD.

Installing Packages

RPM packages typically have file names rpm -i prashant-1.1-1.i386.rpm which includes :-

package name prashant

version 1.1

release 1

architecture i386

How to install RPM?

rpm -ivh prashant-1.1-1.i386.rpm

uninstalling packages

rpm -e prashant-1.1-1.i386.rpm

Upgrading Packages

rpm -Uvh prashant-2.0.i386.rpm

Verifying Packages

rpm -v prashant

bingo Smilie

Prashant Ohol - System Administrator
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CPU & Memory do know what a rootkit is?


Rootkit scanner is scanning tool to ensure you for about 99.9%* you're clean of nasty tools. This tool scans for rootkits, backdoors and local exploits.

A root kit is a set of tools used by an intruder after cracking a computer system. These tools can help the attacker maintain his or her access to the system and use it for malicious purposes. Root kits exist for a variety of operating systems such as Linux, Solaris, and versions of Microsoft Windows.

A hacker security tool that captures passwords and message traffic to and from a computer. A collection of tools that allows a hacker to provide a backdoor into a system, collect information on other systems on the network, mask the fact that the system is compromised, and much more. Rootkit is a classic example of Trojan Horse software. Rootkit is available for a wide range of operating systems.

Download rootkit


tar xvzf rkhunter-1.2.8.tar.gz

cd rkhunter


Installation done! Smilie

Now lets start the scan

rkhunter -c

bingo Smilie

Prashant Ohol - System Administrator
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MySQL What is ImageMagick?

ImageMagick is a free software suite for the creation, modification and display of bitmap images. It can read, convert and write images in a large variety of formats. Images can be cropped, colors can be changed, various effects can be applied, images can be rotated and combined, and text, lines, polygons, ellipses and Bézier curves can be added to images and stretched and rotated

Downloading ImageMagick



tar -zxvf ImageMagick-6.1.8-0.tar.gz

cd ImageMagick-6.1.8-0

make install

To check this, run the command:

which imagemagick

bingo Smilie

Prashant Ohol - System Administrator
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I disagree.

RPM is good.
But. For each OS you must use OS's own packet manager.

for example:
pkg_add and ports in FreeBSD (rpm works only in linux-compatability mode)
pkgadd in Solaris
emegre in Gentoo
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