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Old 08-09-2004, 06:28 AM   #1
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RPM files


Hi all

Im completely new to linux and just installed Fedora Core 2 on a pIV dell machine... and im completely lost. I dowloaded a few tool from the net and most of them come in RPM files, but i cant open them. I've read about a program called KPackage, but cant seem to find it antwhere... help!

[sorry if this gets asked all the time]
 
Old 08-09-2004, 06:36 AM   #2
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Normal RPM files can be downloaded very easily, just by double clicking it and following the instructions. Once its downloaded its done.
What files are you having trouble with maybe i can walk you through them.
 
Old 08-09-2004, 06:40 AM   #3
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for example, i downloaded gkrellm [gkrellm-2.2.2-1.1.fc2.fr.src.rpm], but when i double click on it it asks for an app to open it
 
Old 08-09-2004, 06:48 AM   #4
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You could also give the command "man rpm" a try
 
Old 08-09-2004, 07:17 AM   #5
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You could also give the command "man rpm" a try
wooo, terminal stuff? now im definitely lost
 
Old 08-09-2004, 07:19 AM   #6
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rpm -ivh filename and it installs!
 
Old 08-09-2004, 07:22 AM   #7
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for example, i downloaded gkrellm [gkrellm-2.2.2-1.1.fc2.fr.src.rpm], but when i double click on it it asks for an app to open it
That looks like a source-package (src in the name), you shouldn't download those unless you want the source of the program.

The terminal might look a little scary, I know a lot of you grew up without it, but you will learn to love it. In linux, the terminal is your friend!
 
Old 08-09-2004, 08:36 AM   #8
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wooo, terminal stuff? now im definitely lost
Then you'd better do something about that. If you want to maintain your own system you'll need terminal stuff now and then.

Good tip from shockthealien, goes for most commands, man $COMMAND_NAME will give you information about what a command does, it's options and relations to other commands. Works for almost anything.
 
Old 08-09-2004, 08:41 AM   #9
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In Fedora Core 1 you could click RPMs to install them. Unfortunately this was broken by the recent file-type handling/associations rewrite. Hopefully it'll be fixed for FC3
 
Old 08-09-2004, 10:51 AM   #10
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right
downloaded a different one and tried with the terminal... still no further forward. I get this error through the terminal:

[nacho@linux nacho]$ rpm -i /home/nacho/gkrellm-2.2.2-1.1.fc2.fr.i386.rpm
warning: /home/nacho/gkrellm-2.2.2-1.1.fc2.fr.i386.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID e42d547b
error: can't create transaction lock

any ideas?

Also, can anybody tell me how to do connect to other computers and stuff? I thought i had configured it properly, but cant see anybody in the network servers thing
 
Old 08-10-2004, 01:09 AM   #11
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Also, can anybody tell me how to do connect to other computers and stuff? I thought i had configured it properly, but cant see anybody in the network servers thing
Sure, click the thing and the thing, open a terminal session, then type the command, press enter, do the hokey-pokey, slap your monitor on the side and it should work.
And if that fails, tell us a little bit about your network configuration, so we can properly help you
 
  


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