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Old 07-05-2005, 01:31 AM   #1
doublej
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Where does rpm end up?


I have twice now rpm'd (if that is a valid verb) a package only to have no idea where the program ended up.

One was wxftp and the other the card game, Spider. Each time the rpm seemed to proceed through with no errors but I am blowed if I know where the program lives.

Any help will be much appreciated.

John, Melbourne, Australia
 
Old 07-05-2005, 02:01 AM   #2
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Generally, binaries installed via RPM will go into /iusr (i.e. binaries in /usr/bin, libraries in /usr/lib, man pages in /usr/share/man). Confiuration files go into /etc in most cases.
 
Old 07-05-2005, 02:54 AM   #3
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You could tear up the rpm to look where the files are intended to go. If you have GNOME, you could use file-roller to extract the rpm.
 
Old 07-05-2005, 03:37 AM   #4
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You could also use the -vv (very verbose) option when you are installing the package and it will list all the files and their locations as it installs them(I think).

Code:
rpm -Uvvh  package.rpm
Paddy

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Old 07-05-2005, 05:45 AM   #5
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also:
rpm -qa | grep -i wxftp
will tell you the exact name of the wxftp package, and
rpm -ql WxFTP-RealName
will list all files from this package.

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Old 07-05-2005, 06:35 AM   #6
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Thanks for all your help - unfortunately I am still getting no further. Below is the output I get when I rpm wxftp ...

$ rpm -Uvvh wxftp-0.4.4-5.i386.rpm
D: ============== wxftp-0.4.4-5.i386.rpm
D: Expected size: 89388 = lead(96)+sigs(349)+pad(3)+data(88940)
D: Actual size: 89356
D: opening db index /var/lib/rpm/Packages rdonly mode=0x0
D: locked db index /var/lib/rpm/Packages
D: opening db index /var/lib/rpm/Pubkeys rdonly mode=0x0
warning: wxftp-0.4.4-5.i386.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID db42a60e
D: opening db index /var/lib/rpm/Providename rdonly mode=0x0
D: read h# 556 Header sanity check: OK
D: added binary package [0]
D: found 0 source and 1 binary packages
D: ========== +++ wxftp-0.4.4-5 i386/Linux 0x0
D: opening db index /var/lib/rpm/Depends create mode=0x0
D: read h# 551 Header sanity check: OK
D: ========== DSA pubkey id b44269d04f2a6fd2
D: read h# 11 Header V3 DSA signature: OK, key ID 4f2a6fd2
D: Requires: ld-linux.so.2 YES (db provides)
D: read h# 99 Header V3 DSA signature: OK, key ID 4f2a6fd2
D: Requires: libX11.so.6 YES (db provides)
D: Requires: libXext.so.6 YES (db provides)
D: Requires: libc.so.6 YES (db provides)
D: Requires: libdl.so.2 YES (db provides)
D: read h# 523 Header V3 DSA signature: OK, key ID 4f2a6fd2
D: Requires: libgdk-1.2.so.0 YES (db provides)
D: read h# 131 Header V3 DSA signature: OK, key ID 4f2a6fd2
D: Requires: libglib-1.2.so.0 YES (db provides)
D: Requires: libgmodule-1.2.so.0 YES (db provides)
D: Requires: libgtk-1.2.so.0 YES (db provides)
D: Requires: libm.so.6 YES (db provides)
D: Requires: libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.0) YES (db provides)
D: Requires: libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.1) YES (db provides)
D: Requires: libm.so.6(GLIBC_2.1) YES (db provides)
D: opening db index /var/lib/rpm/Conflictname rdonly mode=0x0
D: closed db index /var/lib/rpm/Depends
D: ========== recording tsort relations
D: ========== tsorting packages (order, #predecessors, #succesors, tree, depth)
D: 0 0 0 0 0 +wxftp-0.4.4-5
D: installing binary packages
error: can't create transaction lock
D: closed db index /var/lib/rpm/Pubkeys
D: closed db index /var/lib/rpm/Conflictname
D: closed db index /var/lib/rpm/Providename
D: closed db index /var/lib/rpm/Packages

So where do I go now?

Regards

John
 
Old 07-05-2005, 11:21 AM   #7
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You have to be root to install software system-wide. As "yourself" (logged in with your user), you can only install software under your home-directory, which no RPM will do (unless maybe it allows extreme relocation)

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