GNOME-RPM is a graphical user frontend to rpm that runs under X. You can run gnorpm even if you are not running GNOME. When you run gnorpm, it opens a window that lets you manage your rpm packages via a graphical interface. The format of the gnorpm command is:
The gnorpm options are:
Specify the geometry of the main window in standard X geometry format (i.e., w×h+x+y).
- -i pkgfiles, --install pkgfiles
Install the specified packages.
- -p pkgs, --packages pkgs
The packages are in files, not in the rpm database (i.e., they haven't been installed yet).
- -q pkgs, --query pkgs
Display a query window for the specified installed packages.
- -qp pkgfiles, --query --packages pkgfiles
Display a query window for the specified package files. This is the same as specifying the -q and -p options.
- -U pkgfiles, --upgrade pkgfiles
Upgrade the specified packages.
- -K pkgfiles, --checksig pkgfiles
Check the signatures on the specified packages.
- -y pkgs, --verify pkgs
Verify the specified packages.
- -?, --help
Display a help message and exit.
Specify the filesystem root to use.
Display a brief usage message and exit.
The GNOME-RPM main window has five parts. At the top is a menu bar with three buttons:
- Menu options are Query, Uninstall, and Verify.
- Menu options are Find, Web find, Install, and Preferences.
- Provides online help for GNOME-RPM.
Below the menu bar is a toolbar, with buttons to Install, Unselect, Uninstall, Query, Verify, Find, and Web find. At the very bottom of the window is a status bar.
The rest of the window is the main panel. On the left is the package panel, which displays package folders in a tree structure. Clicking on a folder selects it; double-click to display the contents of the folder (i.e., the packages in that folder) on the righthand panel. Clicking on a package selects it; you then can use the menus and the toolbar buttons to operate on the package. You can select several packages at the same time and operate on them as a group. Right-clicking on a package icon selects the package if it isn't already and presents a menu with Query, Uninstall, and Verify options.
See the GNOME-RPM documentation and online help for full details.