19.2. Installing the Tripwire RPM
The easiest way to install Tripwire is to select the Tripwire RPM during
the Red Hat Linux installation process. However, if you have already installed
Red Hat Linux, you can use the rpm command or the
Package Management Tool
(redhat-config-packages) to install the Tripwire RPM
from the Red Hat Linux 9 CD-ROMs.
If you are not sure whether Tripwire is installed, type the following
command at a shell prompt:
If Tripwire is installed, this command will return the following:
In the above output, <version-number>
is the version number of the package.
If Tripwire is not installed, the shell prompt will return.
The following steps outline how to find and install Tripwire from CD-ROM
using the RPM command line application:
Insert CD 2 of the Red Hat Linux
9 installation CD-ROMs.
If the CD-ROM does not automatically mount, type the following
Verify that the Tripwire RPM is on the CD-ROM by typing:
ls /mnt/cdrom/RedHat/RPMS/ | grep tripwire
If the RPM is on the CD-ROM, this command will display the
If the RPM is not on the CD-ROM, the shell
prompt will return. In this case, you will need to check the other
Red Hat Linux 9 installation CD-ROMs by first unmounting the CD-ROM
and then repeating steps one through three.
Unmount the CD-ROM by right-clicking on the CD-ROM icon and
selecting or by typing the
following command at the shell prompt:
Once you have located the Tripwire RPM, install it by typing the
following command as the root user:
rpm -Uvh /mnt/cdrom/RedHat/RPMS/tripwire*.rpm
You will find release notes and README files for Tripwire in the
directory (where <version-number> is
the version number of the software). These documents contain important
information about the default policy file and other topics.