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Old 08-08-2004, 07:36 AM   #1
ScottyKUtah
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Question How do I install .rpm packages using RH9?


I recently installed RH9 on my Dell Inspiron 5100 Notebook, and everything has gone well except for the network drivers.

I have the default Broadcom network card for the notebook, and I downloaded the linux driver from their website and transferred it from CD to the notebook.

Right now I’m staring at it on the GNOME desktop, and I’m not sure what to do!

The file name is called “bcm5700-7.1.22-1.src.rpm”. When I right click on the file and select “install package” the system just beeps at me. Also, there is an icon that looks like a small pencil with a “no” slash through it. Does this mean anything?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!

ScottyK

System Stats:

Pentium 4 2.8GHz
512MB RAM
30 GB hard drive
32 MB Nvida video card
Built in 56K modem (never used)
Broadcom Network Card
Linksys Wireless card (can’t find drivers for)
 
Old 08-08-2004, 07:41 AM   #2
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go to the terminal and type rpm -i packagename.1.1.1

Where packagename is the name of the rpm you want to install

that package is the source code... you'll need to go back and dowmload the binary rpm and install that... that might be the reason you can't do it graphically with the source package.... so try the binary rpm again graphically once you've downloaded it

Last edited by Thaidog; 08-08-2004 at 07:45 AM.
 
Old 08-08-2004, 08:18 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally posted by Thaidog
go to the terminal and type rpm -i packagename.1.1.1

Where packagename is the name of the rpm you want to install

that package is the source code... you'll need to go back and dowmload the binary rpm and install that... that might be the reason you can't do it graphically with the source package.... so try the binary rpm again graphically once you've downloaded it

i'll second that, noting that i generally use the options -ivh, which prints hash marks to the screen as things are installing.

and the pencil with the line through it is telling you that you can't write to it methinks.

--vq
 
Old 08-08-2004, 09:09 AM   #4
masand
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hi there


#rpm --rebuild --withRH9.0 abc.src.rpm

will make a rpm from ac.src.rpm
which can be accessed from

/usr/src/redhat/rpms

folder

now install this rpm


regards
 
  


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