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Old 06-15-2006, 04:07 PM   #1
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most non technical stupid question


Well figured I would introduce myself to the forum. I guess Im pretty much a microsoft person. I've used linux some redhat 9 (having trouble with the most recent kernal upgrade). I try to do a rpm -bb on a extracted file (from what I understand this is the build binary parameter). I read somewhere that rpm -bb was replaced with rpmbuild. I've tried both of these and it fails to find the command. I've also tried the make command from what I think is a script file. I am trying to install a nic card.

And for the stupid question does the saying "less is more, more is less" associated directly with linux in anyway?

Joey Caldwell
 
Old 06-15-2006, 08:40 PM   #2
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It all depends on what distro you are using!

what is the file name of your kernel, perhaps it's already a binary (.rpm) and all you have to do is rpm -i filename.rpm .

Oh, welcome to the forum! And Welcome to Linux!
 
Old 06-15-2006, 09:22 PM   #3
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And for the stupid question does the saying "less is more, more is less" associated directly with linux in anyway?
If coming from a M$ost background, you presumably already know about "more". From a terminal session try "man less" (no quotes - q to quit), and be enlightened ...
 
Old 06-15-2006, 09:42 PM   #4
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I've used linux some redhat 9 (having trouble with the most recent kernal upgrade).
Why did you choose to use an old and unsupported Linux distribution? There have been 5 major releases of RedHat (now called Fedora) since version 9 was released. Upgrade to something newer, and it'll work better for you.
 
  


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