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Packages and container images are two ways of distributing software while avoiding conflicts, although they do so using quite different approaches. Packages are bundles of files that are installed by a package manager such as RPM in RHEL or APT in Ubuntu, which checks to make sure that multiple packages use compatible libraries, do not use the same ...


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Often rpm can be used to get more info about an installed package then yum provides. query-options [--changelog] [-c,--configfiles] [-d,--docfiles] [--dump] [--filesbypkg] [-i,--info] [--last] [-l,--list] [--provides] [--qf,--queryformat QUERYFMT] [-R,--requires] [--scripts] [-s,--state] [--triggers,--triggerscripts] For example the ...


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Dummy packages have many purposes. Sometimes they are needed for an upgrade between release or a major change of packaging for a particular application Sometimes they depend on other packages get a bunch of things included. Sometimes you use a dummy package because you don't want the real package that would be installed instead you so create a dummy to ...



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