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Old 02-09-2005, 08:02 PM   #1
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rpm for some reason is excuted by file roller?


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?
 
Old 02-09-2005, 08:07 PM   #2
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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.
 
Old 02-09-2005, 08:08 PM   #3
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You are using Linux. This means you should be a haevy console user.
so first became root:
Code:
su
And as root you install an rpm package with the rpm command:
Code:
rpm -ihv <rpm package>
 
Old 02-09-2005, 08:11 PM   #4
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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..
 
Old 02-09-2005, 08:19 PM   #5
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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?
Just associate it with "rpm -i", if you want to install rpms with clicking on them
right_click->open_with...
 
Old 02-09-2005, 08:23 PM   #6
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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 :|
 
Old 02-09-2005, 08:37 PM   #7
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I'm not using gnome, but i remember you could add new programs in the list, from open with.
 
Old 02-09-2005, 08:51 PM   #8
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don't believe i'm using gnome, i'm using KDE (seems better..), but it's still using that to excute..
 
Old 02-09-2005, 08:57 PM   #9
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did some search online... it turned up with this link.. exactly as it's described.. i have no idea how to fix it.. anyone know?

link: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla....cgi?id=133760

i also believe i'm using kde.. anyway to set that as default? my current session is in KDE
 
Old 02-09-2005, 08:58 PM   #10
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erm.. it's marked as duplicate of this link: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla....cgi?id=132804

sorry about that..
 
Old 02-09-2005, 09:05 PM   #11
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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 09:11 PM.
 
Old 02-09-2005, 09:23 PM   #12
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mmm.. i logged on as root, it still opens the rpm by file roller.. still haven't got a single why it's not working :|
 
  


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