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Old 10-12-2005, 11:49 AM   #1
NightMICU
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Installing RPMs with Linspire


Greetings,

I just switched to Linspire (from SuSE 9.3) yesterday -- so far LOVING it. But I'm having a little difficulty installing an RPM (libdvdcss).

Downloaded KPackage through Linspire's Click N' Run (CNR) system, but when I launch it to install libdvdcss as with SuSE, it doesn't appear to do anything. Went to Open, found the file, clicked OK -- nothing, no errors or info on the RPM. All that KPackage seems to be doing is displaying what packages are already installed.

Any ideas? How else can I install this RPM?

Thanks!

-Benjamin
 
Old 10-12-2005, 12:49 PM   #2
reddazz
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Linspire does not use rpms, it uses debian packages (*.debs). I am sure there is a Debian package somewhere for libdvdcss.
 
Old 10-12-2005, 08:44 PM   #3
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At present, libdvdcss has no release candidate with Debian. I had to install it from source.

Rpm is short for Redhat Package Manager I think. The rpm is only used on Redhat and it's closely asssociated systems, (SuSe, Fedora, the list goes on but I forget what the other rpm distros are...). Debian uses .deb, but the apt-get system automates the installation of .deb files. It is usually regarded as the top of the linux install systems. There is a program called alienware that is supposed to allow .rpm files to be installed on a debian based system. I have never tried it. I would suggest you download the source and install it. You can find it at

http://freshmeat.net/projects/libdvdcss

Peace,
JimBass
 
Old 10-13-2005, 02:42 AM   #4
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RPM used to stand for Redhat Package Manager, but now just RPM Package Manager (GNU style recursion) because it can work on non Redhat based distros and even non Linux systems. APT is also available for rpm based distros, so its not just a Debian tool.
 
Old 10-13-2005, 08:39 PM   #5
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Thank you thank you -- everyone. Knew what RPM stood for but kind of assumed that it was the same for all Linux systems.. first time I have not been able to install an RPM. Went back to the Libdvdcss release folder and they do indeed have a Deb release -- installed with KPackage and it works fine. Thanks a bunch!

-Ben
 
  


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