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Old 06-14-2007, 04:54 AM   #1
toxic_brain
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error on installing pidgin


hi,
i am a newbie to rpms.
i hav downloaded pidgin-2.0.1-0.src.rpm and run as
rpm -i pidgin-2.0.1-0.src.rpm

it throws warnigs as
Quote:
warning: pidgin-2.0.1-0.src.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID a9464aa9
warning: user machbuild does not exist - using root
warning: group machbuild does not exist - using root
warning: user machbuild does not exist - using root
warning: group machbuild does not exist - using root
pls help..

FYI running on RH 9
 
Old 06-14-2007, 05:57 AM   #2
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don't use .src.rpms only use .i386 / .i586 or .i686.rpms. src is source code, not a compiled program. but you're not really asking a valid question... it's just giving you warnings, the installed wtill "worked" ok. additionally i expect you'll have a LOT of problems getting somethign as new as pidgin to run on something as old as redhat 9 (6 years now...)
 
Old 06-14-2007, 05:59 AM   #3
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Because this a source package (.src.rpm), you have to build the binary package like this:
Code:
rpmbuild --rebuild <package_name>.src.rpm
This will build <package_name>.rpm which you can install by:
Code:
rpm -Uvh <package_name>.rpm
HTH
Baldrick
 
Old 06-14-2007, 06:01 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Baldrick65
Because this a source package (.src.rpm), you have to build the binary package like this:
Code:
rpmbuild --rebuild <package_name>.src.rpm
This will build <package_name>.rpm which you can install by:
Code:
rpm -Uvh <package_name>.rpm
HTH
Baldrick
Assuming he has gcc, glibc-devel, gtk2-devel and a trillion other things installed, which i'm guessing he hasn't...
 
  


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