To build your skills even further, here is an exercise you can use to test yourself. The answers are provided in Appendix A, but keep in mind, there is always more than one way to accomplish a given task, so if you choose to do things a different way and the results display the way you want, more power to you.
Start the RPM Package Management Tool.
Install a package ncftp , an improved FTP client, using the RPM command line interface.
Display the RPM package information (for example, ncftp ) on the command line.
Uninstall the same package, ncftp , using the RPM command line interface without verifying package dependencies.
Find a package that owns the file installed on your system (for example, /bin/vi ).
Display the package information and list the files installed by a package (for example, wget ) on your system before even installing it.
Use up2date to list the package updates available to download without using X.
Use yum help to find the option to check for package updates for your system, and then run the command to do the same.
Use APT to update the package indexes from the sources. In other words, use APT to check for updates from the RPM sources.