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Old 08-23-2003, 06:15 AM   #1
senthilasks
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rpm & rpm.bin


hello everybuddy,
can anybody tell me what is the difference between
rpm and rpm.bin files. which is the best for downloading and
installing. then... how can i install rpm and rpm.bin files.
what is the effect of the installation.
 
Old 08-23-2003, 04:40 PM   #2
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well bin files you typicallly have to change the file permissions to be able to execute it by typing
chmod +x filename.bin
and then run
./filename.bin
then to install an rpm you will use
rpm -ivh filename.rpm

as of difference...i can't really answer that, cause the way i look at it, is as long as your getting what you want, i personally don't see what the filetype has to do with making anything better...
if you download something, which could be a tar.gz or a tar.bz2, or even an rpm, or just a regular file that you have to make executable....in the end you are going to have what you want regardless of filetype....
 
Old 08-25-2003, 09:37 PM   #3
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ThenúČ if I want to create a .rpm.bin installation file which will automatically install the rpm file, how can I do ?
 
  


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