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Old 12-20-2001, 05:37 PM   #1
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How to Read RPMs?


What program/command do I need to read RPMS to install things?
 
Old 12-20-2001, 05:52 PM   #2
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your question basically answers your question.. you need RPM installed on your machine to install RPM's.. most Distro's come with it default now except debian and slackware...
 
Old 12-20-2001, 06:11 PM   #3
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do you know what it is called for Red Hat?
 
Old 12-20-2001, 07:02 PM   #4
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well rpm stands for Redhat Package Manager.. not sure what you mean by what it is called for Redhat... for more info on RPM view the man page with this command man rpm
 
Old 12-20-2001, 09:53 PM   #5
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ok- I'm still not sure how to use it, I ment above if there was a GUI version.

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Old 12-20-2001, 10:16 PM   #6
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Yeah,there is one GUI RPM in kde.Look for it and try.

U will find it is easy to use for it is like the common handling in windows.
 
Old 12-20-2001, 10:17 PM   #7
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Thanks I'm looking.
 
Old 12-20-2001, 10:29 PM   #8
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you know.. i tried to mess with the GUI RPM interface once.. i couldn't figure it out for my life.. i find it much easier to install from command line rather than GUI.. don't know why, never worked right in the GUI for me.. just a thought.
 
Old 12-20-2001, 10:29 PM   #9
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Ok great!
Thanks for all the help guys-
I'm gunna go look on amazon for a linux book so I wont have to bother you guys.



Later!
 
Old 12-20-2001, 10:33 PM   #10
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Ok great!
Thanks for all the help guys-
I'm gunna go look on amazon for a linux book so I wont have to bother you guys.



Later!
actually most of us ( well, me cause i have no job right now ) like to be bothered so come back whenever you feel the need..
 
Old 12-20-2001, 10:43 PM   #11
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i feel loved already
<reads a linux doc>
 
Old 12-21-2001, 01:54 PM   #12
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actually most of us ( well, me cause i have no job right now ) like to be bothered so come back whenever you feel the need..
really??? you??? unemployed??? here's a nickel (whatever that is..) make me some pie. :-P

you ever thought about employing yourself? set up as a freelance contractor and hire yourself to sort out your system. just one day a week consultency, that kinda thing. if you pay yourself enough per hour, you'll have so much more spare time...

ptolbert - try using gnorpm under gnome, or i think there's krpm for kde. or oif your on a mandrake system, rpmdrake is really really good for newbies
 
  


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