package management system

I‘m a new Linux system administrator and wanted to perform software installation and maintenance. I’ve downloaded a file called awstats.i386.rpm and how do I install it under CentOS / RHEL / Suse / Fedora / Redhat Linux?

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Under CentOS / Fedora / RHEL I can use rpm -ql packageName command to view contacts of .rpm file. How do I view the contents of a .deb file under Debian / Ubuntu Linux?

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If I recompile just the Linux kernel, do I have to recompile the whole entire applications/other files in my systems?

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Q. I’ve installed FreeBSD server without ports. When installing my FreeBSD system, sysinstall asked my, if I would like to install the Ports Collection? I chose not to install it. Now, how do I obtain and install the FreeBSD ports collection in /usr/ports?

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Q. I’ve just moved from a Linux server to a new FreeBSD server. I’m confused with FreeBSD ports system. Can you tell me – how do I find a package file (port) and install the same? A. Under Linux you use rpm / up2date / yum or apt-get command to install a package. Under FreeBSD […]

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