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Old 09-22-2006, 03:12 PM   #1
hkillen
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RPM Installation


I am trying to install Webmin as an rpm.
The package is installed on my desktop.
Within the Desktop directory, I run the following command:
'rpm -U webmin-1.300.noarch.rpm'
I get the following response:
error: open of webmin-1.300.noarch.rpm failed: No such file or directory. What am I doing wrong?

Running Linux Enterprise 4
 
Old 09-22-2006, 03:26 PM   #2
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you aren't in the same diretory you downloaded it to, or are typing in the wrong name
 
Old 09-22-2006, 03:33 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hkillen
I am trying to install Webmin as an rpm.
The package is installed on my desktop.
Within the Desktop directory, I run the following command:
'rpm -U webmin-1.300.noarch.rpm'
I get the following response:
error: open of webmin-1.300.noarch.rpm failed: No such file or directory. What am I doing wrong?

Running Linux Enterprise 4
Well I've never used any of the "deadrat" offerings (only rpm based distros like mandrake/mandriva and SuSE), but if the package is on the desktop, then you should (I believe) either be able to click the file, the system should detect that you need to be root to do that and ask for the root password before proceeding or, if you specifically wanted to do that from command line input, then you probably still have to be root, so su to root and supply password, then I usually cd to the directory where the rpm is i.e. cd /home/username/Desktop and then I list the files that the system can see there - ls -l /home/username/Desktop and then from the system response I could do the install command.

Without digging round the man pages etc, to make sure what the exact command is, I won't try to suggest one, but I seem to recall (from the mandrake/mandriva and SuSE days) that it would be rpm -i whateverthepackagenameis-0.0.xxx.rpm

Sorry if that seems to be a little patronising, yet non-specific. As I said, I've never used any deadrat stuff other than rpm based distros.

regards

John
 
  


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