Thursday, July 30, 2015

Output from rpm -qa, how to extract only the name of the package?

If you need to migrate to a new computer and want to install the same packages that were on your old computer on the new one, the following pipes all the packages into a list that you can then use to install on the new computer.

rpm -qa --qf "%{NAME}\n" > filelist.txt

Then to install the packages

yum -y install  `cat filelist.txt`
yum -y install $(cat filelist.txt)

No comments: