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Old 06-30-2007, 04:45 AM   #1
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RPM package File


I downloaded an RMP package file...
how can I install it?

I tired
sudo apt-get install /home/user/Desktop/packagename.rpm

but it shows:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Couldn't find package

how can I install it?
 
Old 06-30-2007, 06:37 AM   #2
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You downloaded the wrong type of file. Maybe "alien" would work to convert it to a debian file. You could put your distribution in your profile.
 
Old 06-30-2007, 01:54 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Instantly
I downloaded an RMP package file...
how can I install it?

I tired
sudo apt-get install /home/user/Desktop/packagename.rpm

but it shows:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Couldn't find package

how can I install it?
If you have a debian based distro, then you will be needing to use .deb files, .rpm is for RPM based systems like Mandriva, fedora, SuSE etc etc.

So, with that in mind, if you don't have aptitude or synaptic or similar installed, you'd open a terminal window and do
Code:
sudo apt-get install packagename
You would only include the "sudo" bit if you use sudo i.e. the "*buntus" use sudo as standard. Erm if you're not quite sure about the package name then you can also do
Code:
apt-cache search packagename
invariably the resultant list will be longer than you expect but as it gives packagenames and descriptions, you should be able to easily identify what the package name is that you're actually looking for.

regards

John
 
  


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