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Old 10-08-2004, 10:44 AM   #1
vsouza
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Extracting rpm files


Hi,

I've one rmp file and I need to install it. I've used this command:

rmp -ivh file.rpm

And I got no error. I need to know where this program was installed/extracted. How do I run it?

Any clues?

Thks,


Victor.
 
Old 10-08-2004, 10:53 AM   #2
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Have you tried running the program by simply typing programname into a console?

(I assume the above was a deliberate mistake? You need to type in rpm -ivh <programname>.rpm not rmp)
 
Old 10-08-2004, 10:57 AM   #3
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"man commandname" is your friend.

"rpm -qi packagename" will give info about an installed package.
"rpm -qpi packagename.rpm" will do the same straight from an RPM file.

"rpm -ql packagename" will list every file installed by the package.
"rpm -qpl packagename.rpm" will do the same straight from an RPM file.

"rpm -ql packagename | grep bin" will list every file installed by the package that contains the letters "bin" in the full path and filename.

## EDIT ##

XavierP: "I assume the above was a deliberate mistake?" ???

If it's deliberate, can it be a mistake?

Last edited by ranger_nemo; 10-08-2004 at 10:59 AM.
 
Old 10-08-2004, 11:11 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by ranger_nemo
If it's deliberate, can it be a mistake?
It's along the same lines as that tree in that forest which may or may not make a noise depending on there being some kind of listening device around

Deliberate mistake - an oxymoron - like "military intelligence"
 
Old 10-08-2004, 01:29 PM   #5
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XavierP,

Yes, it was a mistake. I had typed rpm. But using the commands that ranger_nemo showed me I realized that the package was not really installed. Something got wrong in the installation.

Thks for your help, XavierP and ranger_nemo.

I just need to figure out what went wrong in the installation...

Thks again,

Victor.
 
Old 10-08-2004, 01:31 PM   #6
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XavierP said:
Have you tried running the program by simply typing programname into a console?
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Yes, I have tryed this... As I said the package was not really installed...

Victor.
 
  


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