Basic question about installing a downloaded rpm
I have downloaded several rpm files.
The rpm manual seems a little advanced to address these very basic questions:
1) Should the rpm files be stored in a specific location or would it be ok for me to eg, have them in a folder in my home directory:
2) Should the following command be run from a specific location?
rpm -Uvh name-of-file.rpm
If the files are located in the mentioned folder in home, do I need to be in the directory or perhaps somehow specify the path to the directory?
3) Presumably, I would need to perform this as root, like I would for a yum install?
Thankyou so much for your help.
(PS, I normally very happily just use yum, but just this once, needs must...)
Last edited by stephlo; 07-23-2013 at 04:16 AM.
Reason: to be more clear