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Old 11-20-2003, 06:17 AM   #1
habadash
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Getting rpms to work...


Hi!

This is the first time I am trying to install an rpm, and I have some problems... I would like to install a new shell, ksh. I found on the Redhat 9.0 cd this rpm:

pdksh-5.2.14-21.src.rpm

Then I just ran:

rpm -ivh /mnt/cdrom/SRPMS/pdksh-5.2.14-21.src.rpm

A bunch of starts appear and "100 %", which gives the idea that everything worked out fine.

But I have a feeling that I missed some final step, because it's still not possible to run ksh. Should I make some link or what?

Thanks for the help!
 
Old 11-20-2003, 06:29 AM   #2
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Hi,

Someone else had this same problem in this thread.

John
 
Old 11-20-2003, 06:33 AM   #3
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You're installing the SRPM - a source RPM package. You will need to build it in order to install it, but there should be a ksh binary package (probably called ksh...(whatever)...i386.rpm on your CD's. The i386 indicates it is compiled for the PC architecture.

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