RPM or only .dmg in macox?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by iMacNoob, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. iMacNoob macrumors member

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    Jul 13, 2008
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    Hi,

    I'm a little confused, i'm following some tutorials online, and sometimes I have to type things like:

    rpm -a | grep __________

    and I get a -bash: rpm: command not found

    So does Mac OS X have the rpm command or is that for some other linux version?

    What is the difference between rpm and .dmg file?
     
  2. JeffTL macrumors 6502a

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    Dec 18, 2003
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    RPM is the Red Hat Package Manager, used by Red Hat Linux and its derivatives to manage dependencies and such. I am not aware of a Mac OS X implementation.

    DMG files are (often compressed) file systems within a file, which often contain OS X applications or installers. There are ports of Debian APT to OS X (Fink) and BSD ports (MacPorts), but RPM exists only on Linux and a couple other versions of Unix not including OS X to which it has been adapted.
     

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