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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:

gnorpm [options]

gnorpm options

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 window

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.

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