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Old 05-29-2004, 10:50 AM   #1
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installing rpms in redhat 9 (shrike) 2.4.20-8


following a post in the forum i located the site from where i cud download the rpm which wud add mp3 playing functionality in xmms which was removed in rh9. since i'm still not able to configure my net in linux i downloaded it in windows and copied to my linux home folder via floppy. but what after this? i double click the file in nautilius but nothing happens. i also right click and find an option called Install Packages but still the hdd led glows for a while and then nothing. i opened up redhat-config-packages but it gives option to add/remove only packages installed from the cd's.

if there is any more info i shud give plz tell what and surely how

Your help is always appreciated
 
Old 05-29-2004, 11:08 AM   #2
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try looking here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=45094
 
Old 05-29-2004, 06:19 PM   #3
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open a shell and try typing rpm -i <name of package you are installing> that works most of the time
 
Old 05-30-2004, 04:43 AM   #4
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I had saved the rpm file (which i downloaded on a windows machine) from a floppy to a home directory of a non-root user. can any user (in this case it'll probably be only the root and the user in whose home directory i have placed the rpm) install the rpm?

Thank you for the instant replies
 
Old 05-30-2004, 08:58 AM   #5
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im pretty sure you have to install the rpm as root
open a shell type su
and then your password
that would log you as root
after that just type rpm -i <package name>. please note the spaces between rpm and -i and package name. good luck, hope this helps
 
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Old 05-31-2004, 09:53 AM   #6
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i opened up a terminal window under root account and tried the rpm -i <pkg name> but it gives a list of errors like user dude does not exist and group dude does not exist. why should there be a dude?
 
Old 06-06-2004, 11:54 AM   #7
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need not bother replying as i've been able toinstall xmms 1.2.10 which plays my mp3s. thanks a lot.
 
  


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