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Old 12-21-2006, 10:18 AM   #1
aaron4katie
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Linux AVG, Several Download Files, Quick Question


I was just wondering as I'm a noob, why there is 3 download files for AVG anti-virus, but there is also 2 downloads for ATi graphics drivers, one said (RPM) what's that? Is it something to do with source code?
 
Old 12-21-2006, 10:49 AM   #2
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Haven't looked at AVG or ATI, but in general when you download stuff from an internet site, you'll typically get one of three formats: DEB (debian based distros like debian and ubuntu), RPM (Red Hat based distros like Fedora, Mandriva, etc) or tar.gz (source code).

DEBS and RPMS are binary files that you just install with your package manager (dpkg in Debian and rpm in RH).

Source packages you of course have to compile.

Generally it's better to download binaries from a repository (collection of binaries) since most package managers will handle the dependencies for you.
 
Old 12-21-2006, 10:57 AM   #3
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http://www.rpm.org/ - explains what it is,
although i found "We're relaunching rpm.org, with a new direction for future development of RPM. RPM should not be the province of one company, or a small set of developers. It needs to be developed in an open community, consumed and contributed to by many companies, users, distributions, and developers."

That interesting, i guess they want to move away from the association with redhat.

Fedora uses RPM (and a handy tool called Yum) Ubuntu uses deb files - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deb_(file_format) with apt-get/synaptic/dpkg
 
Old 12-22-2006, 06:36 AM   #4
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I understand about RPM now, but on the AVG site there is 3 downloads, all are RPM. Here is what it says:

avg71flm-r30-a0791.i386.rpm 7.1.0030
avg71flr-r30-a0791.i386.rpm 7.1.0030
avg71fls-r30-a0791.i386.rpm 7.1.0030

on this page http://free.grisoft.com/doc/5390/lng/us/tpl/v5

Would someone need to install all of them?
 
Old 12-22-2006, 07:39 PM   #5
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You have to download one of the rpm packages, and manually install it. It's not that hard:

Go to root directory and do this as root:
rpm2cpio /path/to/file.rpm | cpio -dim
There might be some messed up directory permissions you'll have to fix them. By default no one but root can look in /opt/grisoft directory and also in /usr/lib/menu.
chmod go+rx /opt/grisoft /usr/lib/menu
Then you'll have to add a menu item for /opt/grisoft/avggui/bin/avggui

That should be about it. Good luck.
 
Old 12-23-2006, 06:04 AM   #6
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A better alternative would be alien.

<edit> Sorry I've been looking at the wrong profile, I thought you were using Debian but that was pljvaldez.

Just download avg71flr-r30-a0791.i386.rpm the other 2 are for Suse and Mandrake.

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