Install and uninstall linux packages


Install with rpm (Read Hat)

RPM (RPM Package Manager) is a popular package manager for installing software on Unix-like systems, particularly Red Hat Linux. The following is an example to install a package with file suffix ".rpm":

sudo rpm -i /path/to/package/name.rpm

If you already have the earlier version of the software, enter the following command to upgrade

rpm -U aSoftware.rpm

Install with apt-get and apt (Ubuntu)

Method 1: Install .deb files with dpkg and apt-get:

  1. sudo dpkg -i /path/to/deb/file
  2. sudo apt-get install -f

Method 2: Install .deb files with apt:

sudo apt install /path/to/package/name.deb

Note: the reason to use apt-get after dpkg: see [this].(


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