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Old 05-09-2004, 07:01 AM   #1
mi_july
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.rpm installation


ok this might seem really simple but how do i install a source rpm file and more importantly what does it mean>? any help is apreciated! thanks
 
Old 05-09-2004, 07:09 AM   #2
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source rpm files contain the source for the software package. The only advantage that I know of doing it this way is then you can then uninstall the source files easily using rpm -e

to install type

rpm -Uvh thePackageName.rpm

to find out where the files were installed type

rpm -ql thePackageName

note that there is no rpm extension
 
  


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