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Tue Jun 4 12:17:20 MDT 2013

       The general form of an rpm install command is
            rpm -i [install-options] <package_file>+
       This installs a new package.  The general form of  an  rpm
       upgrade command is
            rpm -U [install-options] <package_file>+
       This  upgrades or installs the package currently installed
       to the version in the  new  RPM.   This  is  the  same  as
       install,  except  all  other  version  of  the package are
       removed from the system.
            rpm [-F|--freshen] [install-options] <package_file>+
       This will upgrade packages, but only if an earlier version
       currently exists.


rpm -Fvh *

should work for you.


    Ferdinand Schmid wrote:
> HI,
> This question relates to updating Linux systems using rpms.  In the past I have
> seen several posts that suggest updating a system to a later version by going
> into a directory with the new rpms and then typing:
> rpm -Uvh *
> If I understand the -U option for rpm correctly then it will update on older
> rpm of the same type if that exists.  If it doesn't exist then it will only
> install the new rpm.  This would result in the above command installing all
> applications and libraries that can be found in the update directory, not just
> the new versions of already installed libraries.  So the "updated" system may
> have a number of services installed that I don't want.
> Is this correct?  If so then I may sit down and write a script to only update
> already installed rpms (would require an analysis of the naming conventions).
> What is the group's opintion on this?
> Ferdinand
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