Trouble installing rpm package

Justin Meltzer asked:

This is probably a dumb question. I need to install the rpm package as listed here: but I simply don’t know where it is hosted. I run rpm -Uvh freetype-2.2.1-31.el5_8.1.x86_64.rpm but I get error: open of freetype-2.2.1-31.el5_8.1.x86_64.rpm failed: No such file or directory. What am I doing wrong?

My answer:

Just update your system normally, and you should receive the updated package, or an even later version which fixes even more bugs and security problems.

# yum update freetype

Or update the whole system, since it’s quite possible you haven’t done that in much longer than you should:

# yum update

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