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hi, i have just successfully installed Fedora Core 3.. when the first thing i try to install is a mp3 player.. for some reason, when i excute rpm files, the program that greets me is File Roller, i have no idea what that is except it's a archive program.. what does that have to do with installing a program? can someone tell me how to install a rpm package?
What method do you use to "excute rpm files"
in your system. If you are using a file manager
and simply "clicking on it" as you did in Windoze,
then you must change the file association for
that type of file.
There is a thread in LQ about installing RPMs
that you should read.
ok, when i click on it just as in windows, however, the first program they are opening would be file roller, it's webpage can be found at: http://fileroller.sourceforge.net/, i have no idea why, red hat 7 or 8 is just excuting it (i used red hat 7 or 8 about 2 years ago :|).. anyone know what's happening? and no, i'm still getting through the intro to linux on The linux documentation project.. lol.. so i'm a complete noob..
sorry if i seem incompetent.. but i still can't get it to work.. what.. exactly, should i associate it with by right click -> open with...? it give me a list of programs.. though i have no idea what i should get it to associate with :|
Fedora uses gnome by default. Nautilus is the file-manager of gnome, and i don't think this is a real bug. In Fedora gnome looks like KDE.
It's really simple to do that, I just can't remember a step by step instruction to give you, since i haven't used fedora for 2 mounths.
But you 'll have to be root to install an rpm, and i really recommend to do this from a console.
Last edited by perfect_circle; 02-09-2005 at 10:11 PM.