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Old 06-19-2002, 10:16 AM   #1
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rpm package installation


I'm just wondering, since I'm new to linux and don't even know what a RPM is I was wondering if it was possible to install it directly from X Windows, just like in Windows when you open the Explorer and double click the .exe file. Is it possible in Linux, instead of openning the console and typing rpm -ivh etc...
 
Old 06-19-2002, 10:34 AM   #2
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rpm -ivh -Is for install progams bia RPM format.

The linux equivalent an .exe extension is a file mainly files with an extension.

Eg. If you go to the directory called /bin there should be all binary (compiled) executables in there.

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Old 06-19-2002, 10:39 AM   #3
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Is that the only way of installing an RPM then?

What about other types of apps, I mean I installed StarOffice, that came with SuSE 8.0, and it was really similar to Windows, there was a wisard guiding me through and everything...
 
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