RPM packages are available for all supported platforms.
Packages for Redhat Linux are available only as RPM packages. For our
other supported platforms, packages are available in either RPM format
or the native package manager format (lpp on AIX, depot
on HP-UX, inst on IRIX, pkgadd on Solaris, setld
on Tru64 UNIX). If installing RPM packages on a non-Redhat Linux
platform, our RPM package must be installed first. The RPM package
provides a copy of rpm-4.2 for the non-Redhat Linux platform.
The "Installation instructions" heading on the
right details the installation and configuration of the RPM package.
The "Install from CD" link contains
instructions on installing the software from our distribution CDs.
While the installation of the RPM package is not required on
Redhat Linux, configuration might be. The default path to the RPM
database for our RPM packages is
/var/opt/TWWfsw/rpm42/db". For Redhat Linux systems, the
path is "
/var/lib/rpm". RPM packages can be installed
using the default RPM configuration. However, we recommend using a
separate database directory for installation of our packages,