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Old 06-22-2003, 04:57 AM   #1
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command line question...


when it says (to install a modem driver) to type:

Code:
rpm -i hcfpcimodem-{version}.{arch}.rm
do i actually type that? or am i supposed to put something else in where it says {version} & {arch}? because it's not working...
 
Old 06-22-2003, 05:00 AM   #2
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Take a look at the rm file you're trying to install and just use that filename
(ie rpm -i hcfpcimodem-53_2.arbz.rm or what have you)

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Old 06-22-2003, 05:01 AM   #3
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Nah, those are variables. Your tar.gz probably has the version number (unless it means your modem version number, rather than driver version number) and your architecture is probably i386, though it may be more specific if you have, say, i586 and it actually wants i586. i386 is both a specific and a general that means "i386 and up".

edit - Too slow and not paying attention. Yeah, rpm (yuck), not tar.gz. *g*

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Old 06-22-2003, 05:06 AM   #4
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And to make your life easier, use TAB autocompletion. Unless you've got 5 or 6 different files that are very close in name, then that should work just fine. Try it:
rpm -i filenaTAB

Where TAB is when you press TAB And filena is the beginning of your filename.

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Old 06-22-2003, 05:09 AM   #5
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basically this means you presumably need to download one of a list of rpms on their site, which are for different versions and architectures. and then run
Code:
rpm -ivh thefilethatyoudeceidedtodownload
 
Old 06-22-2003, 05:09 AM   #6
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re: Tab

Should've mentioned that. Absolutely fantastic "shortcut," if you will. I use it all the time
 
Old 06-22-2003, 08:04 AM   #7
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well thanks for the help, but i believe it's the file, it's corrupt or incomplete or something. doesnt work. in gnome, i just double click the rpm file, it starts the setup, then it disappears like it found something it didnt like and doesnt install anything. oh well. ill figure it out sometime soon hopefully.
 
Old 06-22-2003, 08:13 AM   #8
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Um, open up a terminal and try typing it in as suggested above. From there you may get a usable error message that you can then, in turn, post up here for others to help you with

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Old 06-23-2003, 05:06 AM   #9
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i did this:

Code:
rpm -ivh /directoryoffile *.rpm
it spit this out at me:

Code:
error: read failed: Is a directory (21)
/directoryoffile: not an rpm package (or package manifest): Is a directory
 
Old 06-23-2003, 05:47 AM   #10
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Yeah, that means that you are not selecting the package, you need to:
rpm -ivh /directoryoffile/filename.rpm

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Old 06-23-2003, 07:12 AM   #11
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To make it perhaps a little more clear:
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rpm -ivh /directoryoffile *.rpm
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has a blank between "/directoryoffile" and "*.rpm"
They will thus be used as two arguments for the command rpm -ivh, and since "/directoryoffile" is a directory ...

In short: leave out that blank...or rather replace with "/"
 
Old 06-23-2003, 02:01 PM   #12
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ok, i did this:

Code:
[root:]rpm -ivh /directoryfileisin/file.rpm
it just sat there and did nothing. not even bringing up the [root:] prompt.
 
Old 06-25-2003, 04:34 AM   #13
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Did you check in a different terminal, whether rpm still lived (e.g. using ps or top)? With what did you get the prompt back?

Sometimes these commands are e little laconic ...
 
  


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