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Old 02-19-2004, 10:03 PM   #1
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Question installing rpms doesn't do anything


I'm using Red Hat 9 and i've d/l some rpms. The latest one was tvtime. I dbl clicked it and a screen flashes up for a sec, then nothing. Am I doing something wrong in terms of installing things on Linux? Was there something I should do first? RPM's are the equivalent of .exe 's right?
 
Old 02-19-2004, 10:08 PM   #2
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Open up the command console (terminal, konsole, etc.)

- cd to the directory where you downloaded the rpm

- type rpm -ivh NAME_OF_THE_RPM

Example
rpm -ivh driver.rpm
 
Old 02-19-2004, 10:08 PM   #3
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well lets take a different approach to see whats happening ....
open up a terminal and su - to root ...
navigate to the folder where the rpm is located and type :
rpm -ivh nameofpackage.rpm
and post back the output (that is if it errors) ...
 
Old 02-19-2004, 10:09 PM   #4
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kind of. RPMs create a logical database of installed packages on your system.

The best way to install them is by using a terminal because I have also had problems using the GUI.

you can install packages my going to the directory where you downloaded the rpm and typing

rpm -Uvh thePackageName.rpm


rpm -e thePackageName --->remove the package (NOTE no .rpm)


rpm -qa ---> query all installed rpm packages


to see all the options type

man rpm

or

info rpm
 
Old 02-19-2004, 10:10 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by LinuXP

- type -ivh NAME_OF_THE_RPM

Example
-ivh driver.rpm

well you should state that you have to type rpm before the -ivh
otherwise he would have been sitting there all day getting
-ivh: command not found


anyways i made note of it above ...
 
Old 02-19-2004, 10:12 PM   #6
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LOL, I edited it right before you posted that . See what happens when you try to watch ER at the same time you read LQ ?

*edited this post 3 times for typos*
 
Old 02-20-2004, 12:18 AM   #7
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thanks for the help guys
 
Old 02-20-2004, 01:40 AM   #8
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BTW, if you want to filter the output from rpm -qa , type:
rpm -qa | grep źname of package╗ .
 
Old 02-20-2004, 09:52 AM   #9
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I had the same problem. First you have to make the file and exicutable then you have to install it rom the command line.
 
Old 02-20-2004, 10:58 AM   #10
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Take alook at the bottom of this thread:-http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/showthread.php?s=&threadid=147041&highlight=installations
ITs about installing and configuring apt4rpm
 
  


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