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Old 12-11-2003, 04:22 PM   #1
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install rpm


I downloaded Opera as an rpm and I don't know how to open or install it. Help?
 
Old 12-11-2003, 04:34 PM   #2
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Like this:
rpm -ivh opera-xxx.rpm
 
Old 12-11-2003, 04:54 PM   #3
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I actually like to use

rpm -Uvh name-of-rpm.rpm

If its not there, it installs it anyway, but if it is there it upgrades it.
 
Old 12-11-2003, 06:18 PM   #4
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Thanks for the reply!
 
Old 12-11-2003, 11:04 PM   #5
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i have a quick question

what is the diff between

-uvh
and
-ivh

i know little about the command line and the options stuff

heh heh ^_^;
 
Old 12-11-2003, 11:07 PM   #6
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-i is install.

-U is upgrade.

As I mentioned, if you use -U, and it doesn't have the RPM already installed, it will install it ("upgrade" from nothing). If its already installed, it will upgrade it.

In my experience, if you use -i with it already installed, it will throw an error.

You can learn more about the rpm command than you care to know by typing "man rpm" in the terminal (:
 
Old 12-11-2003, 11:55 PM   #7
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ah thanks Modify
 
  


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