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Old 08-15-2003, 09:44 PM   #1
mprice74
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Ethernet


Ok heres the deal. I've got a Dell Inspiron 1100. After doing some research I got the Broadcom drivers (a tar ball and an rpm package).

At the command line (as root - at root) I issued the following command:

rpm - ivh bcm5700-6.2.17-1.src.rpm

Ok now that did something.

Then, when I cd to /usr/src/redhat just like the README file says that came with the drivers, and issue the command:

rpm -bb SPECS/bcm5700.spec

Redhat comes back saying -bb: unknown option

So now what do I do? I couldn't get rpmbuild to work either. Redhat says bash: rpmbuild: command not found

Any suggestions?
 
Old 08-15-2003, 10:59 PM   #2
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Were you full root? Is rpmbuild installed?To change to the root account, use these commands from your user account. Note the change in the prompt.
Code:
[fancy@tinwhistle fancy]$ su -
Password: 
[root@tinwhistle root]#
rpmquery --all | grep -i rpmbuild

# Guides to software management
LNAG - How do I install a program I downloaded from the Internet?
Rute Guide's software explanation
You might want to check out CheckInstall to manage source code installations/uninstallation

# Red Hat links
Red Hat Linux Manuals
Get your mp3 support here
Maximum RPM
rpmfind
Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
Red Hat 8.0 Tips & Tricks

# Red Hat 7.3 down configuration commands
setup leads to several configuration tools

# Red Hat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
redhat-config-soundcard
Configure X server:
redhat-config-xfree86
Configure network:
redhat-config-network
Manage software:
redhat-config-packages

# Handling NTFS
New Technology FileSystem (NTFS) HOWTOs
Linux NTFS project
 
  


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