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Old 09-01-2004, 06:25 PM   #1
akilhoffer
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Can I install an RPM without command line?


Is there a way to install an rpm graphically in KDE? In other words, without opening a terminal and running the rpm command? The rpms I need to install are sitting on mydrive, already downloaded.

Thanks...

-Tony
 
Old 09-01-2004, 06:31 PM   #2
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open up a file manager and double click it (them) ... the installer will start to run ...
 
Old 09-01-2004, 06:34 PM   #3
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This doesnt happen for me. It asks me what application I wish to open the rpm with. No installer runs. Ideas?
 
Old 09-01-2004, 06:38 PM   #4
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Use Kpackage, I think it's in one of the system tools folders in the menu. But you can also just go to Run Program and type kpackage... At least I can in Slackware.
 
Old 09-01-2004, 07:06 PM   #5
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OK, I'm feeling like an extreme noob here....ok, I am! I can't find kpackage anywhere! Typing it at the run command doesnt find it either.
 
Old 09-03-2004, 09:30 PM   #6
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Just did some searching on google and apparently Kpackage doesn't come with the Fedora installation of KDE (it's normally in the kdeadmin package). So I would recommend you go and grab it from here:

ftp://apt.kde-redhat.org/apt/kde-red...2.kde.i386.rpm

...and get it that way, it's very well worth the effort.

Have fun
 
Old 09-03-2004, 09:51 PM   #7
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when you right click the rpm package under konqueror, it doesn't display any installing options?
 
Old 09-03-2004, 10:04 PM   #8
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There's also a utility for installing and unistalling rpms graphically in webmin, if your not familiar with webmin its an administration tool that runs in a web browser and can configure just about anything on your system. http://webmin.com

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Old 09-03-2004, 11:13 PM   #9
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don't feel bad, redhat's and now fedora's graphical RPM install tool seems to be "broken" in FC2. Hopefully it will get fixed with FC3....
 
Old 09-04-2004, 08:41 PM   #10
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command line

I think linux is about choice, and installing rpms from GUI is a valid choice. However, if you want to learn something and get the job done faster than the time you are spending on GUI, try from any command line, including in GUI file browser window Menu: TOOLS == terminal:

rpm -ivh filename. rpm

It worls slick and gives much more information than the GUI methods.

i is install; v means talk while it works; h means print * a lot if it is loading so you can see progress. man rpm from terminal gives the command details.

Oh, to do this without changing directories in terminal, open the terminal while the browser is looking at the rpm file, that is terminal will open in that directory so command is local to file.
 
Old 09-04-2004, 11:02 PM   #11
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I couldnt agree more. I just spent the last day or so reading a very good tutorial on RPMs and have been installing things through the command line all day. I have to say that if the software manufacturer doesnt want to spend the time to create an interactive setup, then command rpm is the way to go. Thanks to everyone that gave me advice on this subject!
 
Old 09-06-2004, 02:42 AM   #12
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Good to hear akilhoffer, alot of people it seems these days want graphical or nothing but as you obviously learned... with minimal effort you can do many things on the command line faster and more effectively in most cases. Always nice to see a success story.
Keep rockin it.

Oh...and to upgrade your rpm's. This is a fun one.

rpm -Uhv whatever.rpm

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Last edited by linux_terror; 09-06-2004 at 10:54 PM.
 
Old 09-06-2004, 07:05 PM   #13
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Does -U remove the old version and install the new one automatically? Pretty cool, I have to say!
 
Old 09-06-2004, 09:23 PM   #14
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Yup, that's whay -U does (it will also install the package if it's not there already, use -F if you don't want to install the package if an older version doesn't exist). -U and -F will not overwrite your config files though (or they will at least back them up if there's no way to avoid overwriting them), which is another feature that makes RPM very cool.
 
  


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