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Old 09-12-2003, 06:42 PM   #1
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gzip


hello everybody..

i'm trying to unzip a file.
downloaded gzip ---> gzip-1.3.3-9.i386.rpm.
but how do i install this...
i looked for documentaton and they show you how to use this utility but not talking about how to install it....
i'm trying to unzip httpd-2.0.47.tar and php-4.3.3.tar.gz...

what am i doing wrong?

robin
 
Old 09-12-2003, 06:55 PM   #2
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First of all, are you using an rpm enabled distro (RedHat, Mandrake, JAMD) and is it the correct rpm for your distro?

There are 2 ways to install it:

first go into a console and type "whereis gzip" minus the quotes - it may come back with some locations. In which case, gzip is already installed. so:
cd to the directory with the rpm
type su
type the root password
type rpm -Uvh gzip* -- this is to upgrade it
(if it isn't installed, type rpm -ivh gzip* -- this iis to install it

or

open the directory in Konqueror/Nautilus/etc, double click the rpm, and type in root password when prompted.
 
Old 09-12-2003, 07:29 PM   #3
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If you are using Mandrake 9.1, Just go to the file where your RPM is and double click your rpm file,it should automatically go to rpm drake to begin installing.
 
Old 09-12-2003, 08:38 PM   #4
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Originally posted by XavierP
First of all, are you using an rpm enabled distro (RedHat, Mandrake, JAMD) and is it the correct rpm for your distro?
i'm trying to install apache and how do i determin whihc is the right one?
 
Old 09-13-2003, 05:57 AM   #5
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Where are you getting it from? Often sites will list versions of rpms by distro.
 
  


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