I am going to work on a remotely located CentOS machine without internet. I do not know its situation and it is very hard for me to move things between. In other words I have only one-shot for setting it up, so I want to be well-prepared for every possible state of the machine.
I will need some programs, so I downloaded .rpm packages in my Windows machine. I am planning to transfer them to the CentOS machine and install with RPM. The question is whether there is a chance that the machine does not have RPM? And if yes, what should I do to get RPM and install the .rpm packages?