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Old 11-22-2005, 05:41 AM   #1
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How to install .rpm


I just dont simply understand, I have searcht te forum and google but I cant seem to find it,

I have downloaded limewire for linux, its a .rpm

I have found on the form:
Quote:
for instaling u just need rpm -i filename(with rpm extension)
but it says (even if I am logged in as a root):
bash: rpm: command not found

can someone tell me in a newbie way how to use a .rpm

(I am running debian with several windowmakers)
 
Old 11-22-2005, 05:53 AM   #2
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Re: How to install .rpm

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Originally posted by BackwardsDown
I just dont simply understand, I have searcht te forum and google but I cant seem to find it,

I have downloaded limewire for linux, its a .rpm

I have found on the form:


but it says (even if I am logged in as a root):
bash: rpm: command not found

can someone tell me in a newbie way how to use a .rpm

(I am running debian with several windowmakers)
Rpm is a Red Hat software package management system. so since you are running Debian, I would say you do not have this installed. You should be able to do one of two things: either install the rpm package management system by running
Code:
apt-get install rpm
or by seeing if there is a Debian package (.deb) available for the software you want to install. There may also be a program to convert the .rpm into a .deb file. I am not a Debian or Red Hat user, so really can't give you anymore specifics, but these are just some possible solutions I thought of.
 
Old 11-22-2005, 06:06 AM   #3
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yay, I have made a .deb file of it with alien,

but how do I install the .deb file?
 
Old 11-22-2005, 06:10 AM   #4
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Deb

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Originally posted by BackwardsDown
yay, I have made a .deb file of it with alien,

but how do I install the .deb file?
Well, not a Debian user, but I think you would use the
Code:
apt
command to do it. Try running
Code:
man apt
to view the documentation for the apt command, and that should point you in the right direction.
 
Old 11-22-2005, 07:17 AM   #5
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can seem fo figure it out

can someone help me?
 
Old 11-22-2005, 12:59 PM   #6
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Code:
dpkg -i packagename.deb
should do the trick.
 
Old 11-22-2005, 01:28 PM   #7
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ah, thanks
 
  


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