Install a local RPM package from your desktop, then use the YUM repository to resolve its dependencies.

yum localinstall /path/to/package.rpm
When downloading RPMs from the Internet, you don't have to 'rpm -i' or 'rpm -U' to install the package. Especially, if the package has dependencies. If you have YUM setup to access an RPM repository, this command will install the downloaded package, then any dependencies through YUM that it relies on. Very handy on RPM-based systems.

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By: atoponce
2009-03-02 14:32:23

What Others Think

yum does this automatically if the rpm is specified via a path. yum install /path/to/pkg.rpm will automatically use localinstall
Peteches · 492 weeks and 1 day ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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