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Old 09-24-2001, 03:18 PM   #1
Kaj
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Question Possible to open up .RPM in windows?


I know i'll probably get flamed for this, but i was just wondering if it's possible for one to open up .RPM files on a windows platform. Is there like a third party program for that? Thanks in advance!
 
Old 09-24-2001, 03:28 PM   #2
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Lightbulb Yes!

Try this:

http://www.google.com/search?q=rpm+Windows+browser
 
Old 09-24-2001, 03:31 PM   #3
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Rpm are a special packet form developed for linux.
RPM files include all of the files, binaries or source files needed to compile/install the program.
In addition it contains configuration scripts.
All of these files are made for linux so there shouldn't be any reason to open them up in windows.
The files make no sense in the world of M$.
 
Old 09-24-2001, 05:40 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by ugge
Rpm are a special packet form developed for linux.
RPM files include all of the files, binaries or source files needed to compile/install the program.
In addition it contains configuration scripts.
All of these files are made for linux so there shouldn't be any reason to open them up in windows.
The files make no sense in the world of M$.
I can't agree with your logic. What if your main workstation is windows and you just want to view some stuff in an RPM for use on linux.
 
Old 09-25-2001, 08:34 AM   #5
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Or, for instance, you know that there's some code, images, video, sound, etc held within the RPM file and you really can't be bothered to restart the computer into Linux to then extract the appropriate files onto your Win partition(s), to then have to reboot back into Windows to make use of them (for whatever purpose).

I, for one, would find this extremely useful for extracting sound files held within an RPM file for a game, so that I can then use them in my Windows based music program.
 
Old 10-03-2001, 04:07 AM   #6
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Lightbulb

Well, not in Mr Gate's backyard, but definately in mine I have to study some codes wrapped in RPM so it's no wonder why I need such a program for that purpose. Something already noted by #4 & #5.
 
Old 06-20-2003, 07:26 PM   #7
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Angry RPM Viewer or Install

My install says there is no valid applicaton available to view or open an RPM. What gives?
 
Old 07-07-2003, 04:26 AM   #8
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Try this one

Tried this tool...its a beta but it works.

http://www.laysi.com/rpmbw/download.htm
 
  


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