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Old 06-13-2003, 09:36 PM   #1
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big newb help instaling rpms or any programs


im am very biglinux newb i instaled redhat on my old compaq getting it setup for my dad as a reg desktop computer...

i have no idea of how to instal programs i know you have to do some commands but were and how do you do this?

im trying to install XINE for my dad so he can watch videos

i downloaded all the rpms and i read the install it says to typ some kinda commands

but what makes me mad is no were dose it say how to do this for newbs

and i bet its one reason linux is so unpopuler it is simply overwlming for newbs!!!!

If i cant iger this stuff out i geuss i might have to go back to god alfol 98se with all the compaq crap installed

thx microsoft for making u buy cd keys for eaching fing pc!!

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Old 06-13-2003, 09:44 PM   #2
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The command is:

rpm -ivh <packagename>

replacing <packagename> with the name of the package you want to install.
Old 06-13-2003, 09:50 PM   #3
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ok ill try this thanks

ill be back soon i geuss );


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