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Old 12-26-2008, 09:17 PM   #1
saagar
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xCHM - real good package to view CHM files in Fedora 9


Friends,
I was finding ways how to view .chm files in fedora 9. One of my friends told to install xCHM. This works very good in Fedora 9. I am not sure if it works in RHEL 5.x, I should give a try on that. I am just putting it in step by step method so that even a Newbie like me can understand. This needs the xCHM package to be installed from internet and YUM package needs to be installed in the system. To find out YUM is installed type
[root@station1~]#rpm -qa | grep yum
##This should give the yum package information installed in our system.

1.First configure YUM.
2.[root@station1~]# touch /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora.repo
3.[root@station1~]#vi /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora.repo.
4.##just copy the following lines to this file.

[fedorarepo]
name=fedorarepo
failovermethod=priority
baseurl=http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/releases/9/Everything/i386/os/
mirrorlist=http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/mirrorlist?repo=fedora-9&arch=i386
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY

5.type :wq and exit the file.
6.[root@station1~]#yum install xchm
7.##This took about 10 minutes for the download to complete.
8.##When it is completed go to Desktop. Click Applications->Accessories->xCHM.
9. Now, like me, you can also view CHM files...
10.Please note the rpm package version is as follows:
xchm-1.14-1.fc9.i386.rpm
Thanks.

Last edited by saagar; 06-02-2009 at 12:57 PM. Reason: To inform about the rpm version
 
  


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