I’ve been asked many many times how to use RPM under Slackware. Enough was enough, so today I decided that creating this document might be a good idea.
RPM is the « Red Hat Package Manager » and is the heart of the Red Hat Linux distribution. It’s most basic functionality is to install and de-install packages. Check out the RPM-HOWTO, or get a copy of « Maximum RPM » for more information on using RPM.
This document is geared toward installing RPM on a Slackware system using an Intel processor, but the information contained herein can easily be applied to any distribution using any processor type.