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Old 10-14-2003, 05:20 PM   #1
d0nny
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Need some help installing some stuff (RH9)


Well, I'm quite new to linux. I messed around with it about a week ago, but I've since forgotton the small bit I've learned.

If someone could help me install the Xchat RPM, and just doing RPMs in the terminal would be awesome.

Most sites do list how-to-do it type stuff, but Xchat didn't have anything of the sort.

heh, I feel like an ass for this.
 
Old 10-14-2003, 05:24 PM   #2
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it's RPM, why don't you just double-click it while in GUI? it's self-installing...
i usually use tars, obviously in command line...
of course, there's a rpm command (AND man rpm ), but why do you want to do it that way?!?
 
Old 10-14-2003, 05:26 PM   #3
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for any rpm use

to install:
rpm -ivh yourpackage.rpm
to upgrade:
rpm-Uvh yourpackage.rpm

Plus it is really good idea to search this forum as this is posted usually one per day as it alot of stuff.
You may find it quicker than waiting for a response.
 
Old 10-14-2003, 05:27 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by Nechos
it's RPM, why don't you just double-click it while in GUI? it's self-installing...
i usually use tars, obviously in command line...
of course, there's a rpm command (AND man rpm ), but why do you want to do it that way?!?
was recommended to me that way
:shrug:

It gives me a "Could not Open Package" error message..
"/rpms/xchat/" could not be read. Make sure you have the proper permissions on it.

I put in the root password.

dunno why it gave me that error.
unless I fucked up my root password =/
 
Old 10-14-2003, 05:31 PM   #5
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Xchat should already be installed, just type xchat in run. if not then u do need to isntall it.
 
Old 10-14-2003, 05:32 PM   #6
d0nny
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Quote:
Originally posted by mossy
for any rpm use

to install:
rpm -ivh yourpackage.rpm
to upgrade:
rpm-Uvh yourpackage.rpm

Plus it is really good idea to search this forum as this is posted usually one per day as it alot of stuff.
You may find it quicker than waiting for a response.
Error it gave me =/
Quote:
]$ rpm -ivh /home/donny/RPMS/XChat/xchat-2.0.5-1.i386.rpm
error: cannot get exclusive lock on /var/lib/rpm/Packages
error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - Operation not permitted (1)
error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm
 
Old 10-14-2003, 05:32 PM   #7
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Originally posted by Devboy
Xchat should already be installed, just type xchat in run. if not then u do need to isntall it.
d'oh

 
Old 10-14-2003, 06:06 PM   #8
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hahahaha was it installed then?
 
  


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