I've been trying to install a small python file to get and install various codecs. I am running the latest Ubuntu ver. and in spite of man/rpm page reading etc. I bump into a brick wall.
"root@mjh-laptop:/home/mjh# apt-get install file:///home/mjh/getcodecs-1.0.1-2.src.rpm
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Couldn't find package file:"
The same error occurs when I type:
"root@mjh-laptop:/home/mjh# apt-get install file:///home /mjhgetcodecs-1.0.1.tar.bz2 "
Searching previously asked similar questions I gather that the verbage has changed from rpm -i to rpmbuild...
I tried that and now get a different Error:
"root@mjh-laptop:/home/mjh# rpmbuild getcodecs-1.0.1-2.src.rpm error: File /home/mjh/getcodecs-1.0.1-2.src.rpm does not appear to be a specfile.
Obviously, I am short on experience building/installing these things, any suggestions?
Since this is a small program, I have downloaded all three interations of it, viz. bz2; noarch.rpm; src.rpm
No luck with any of them.