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Hey all, I'm very new to Linux and I'm wondering on how to extract from a .rpm. I am using Mandrake 9.2. I tried to use rpmdrake but was very unsuccessful =) If you can tell me how to extract from a .rpm in console or xwindows it would be appreciated! Thanks.
An rpm is a complete special format collection of files. In the console, you normally
rpm -i >filename.rpm. I don't know if you can extract a single file from an RPM, never tried.
It installs the software program, however, rpmdrake is easier to use for install. What was the errors you got? Missing dependancies? Did you download the exact version needed for Mandrake 9.2? Did you accidentally download a 'src' rpm. That type won't install, it needs to be recompiled on your system, the output of which is an rpm that can be installed.
Which program is it? There are always 12 ways to do anything in Linux, and if you say I wanted xyz, but this rpm failed, 8 others can reply with 'Easy, get this rpm for xyz, works perfectly', etc, and more often than not, what you are looking for is on your Mandrake CDs.
Thanks Rolled and Tinkster, I am trying to install gaim 0.74 for Mandrake 9.2 (Filename 'gaim-0.74-1.i586.rpm'. In mc it allows me to open all the other rpm files, with the exception of this one. The error it gives is 'Inconsistent extfs archive' . I got the file from 'http://gaim.jesuschrist.be/' (The one second to the bottom) It's being a real pain in the you know what =X When I tried to use rpm -i gaim-0.74-1.i586.rpm it said 'error: gaim-0.74-1.i586.rpm cannot be installed =X
Hmmm, gaim comes standard in Mandrake 9.2. Are you sure it isn't already installed. If you did a standard desktop install, it should be there. Do you need the newer version for MSN connect? Mandrake ships with gaim 0.72.
Try this in a console
su - root
<enter roots password>
if it is installed, and you need/want the 0.74 version, enter, in the directory where the rpm is stored,
rpm -U gaim-0.74-1.i586
If not installed, enter
rpm -i gaim-0.74-1.i586
and cut/post the errors
this will upgrade your version of gaim. Note that you must be root to install this, that is why I included that in the commands above.