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Old 02-01-2005, 03:08 PM   #1
madfish
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Question How do I install updated binutils rpm


Hi,

This is my first post and I'm new to all this, so please bear with me. I have installed Fedora Core 2 and am trying to install Oracle 10g Database to practice my SQL and DBA skills. I have encountered an error when istalling the Oracle which says I have to update the binutils to at least 2.12.90.0.7-1.

I have found the rpm and burnt to CD but when I try to install using:

rpm -Uvh binutils-2.15.90.0.3-5.src.rpm

I get the error message:

error: cannot create %sourcedir /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES

Please can you advise how I should install the rpm

Thanks in advance for your help.
 
Old 02-01-2005, 03:13 PM   #2
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You have used a source rpm and not a binary rpm. Any rpm thats named as *src.rpm or is a source rpm that has to be rebuilt to create an rpm. If you have a high speed internet connection you can update packages using apt and synaptic instead of manually installing them. Apt and synaptic are available from freshrpms or fedora.us.
 
Old 02-01-2005, 03:35 PM   #3
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Thanks reddaz. That makes sense now. I'll watch out for that. I'd been advised to avoid compiling source packages until I'm familiar with the whole linux thing, but I hadn't twigged that's what the src was. I'll find a binary rpm instead. I got the last package from http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/binutils/ Do you know of a better location to get the binary rpms?

I'll investigate the options you suggested for updating usig apt and synaptic for future use.
 
Old 02-01-2005, 03:39 PM   #4
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If you use apt/synaptic and configure your sources for updates, everything will be installed or upgraded without much intervention from you and dependencies are sutomatically resolved as well. You won't need to download your packages from third party sites.
 
Old 02-01-2005, 04:20 PM   #5
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That's great. I've used to frshrpms and installed apt and synaptic and it has updated everything really quickly. I'll carry on with my Oracle installation now.

Thanks for all your help.
 
  


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