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Old 02-20-2004, 04:30 PM   #1
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Please, how to install a new package from a "Linux Format" DVD.


Hi people,
Is there anyone who could help me with this installation of WINE that came with Linux Format Magazine.
There are 4 files uner Mandrake which is the linux I'm running.
"libwine1-20030408-3mk.i586.rpm"
"libwine1-devel-20030408-3mk.i586.rpm"
"wine-20030408-3mk.i586.rpm"
"wine-20030408-3mk.src.rpm"
"wine-utils-20030408-3mk.i586.rpm"
Does anyone knows how to proceed?
Please any help woul be hugely appreciated.
Thanks
 
Old 02-20-2004, 04:48 PM   #2
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man rpm

should get you on the right track.


Cheers,
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Old 02-20-2004, 05:34 PM   #3
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To get you rolling quickly

if you were to cd into the directory that contains the rpms

Code:
cd /path/to/files
become superuser so that you can actually install them

Code:
su
followed by your root password

and then type

Code:
rpm -Uhv *.rpm
which will install all of the rpms in that directory in the proper order.

man rpm will give you all of the details on how to use rpm and what the flags -Uhv mean

Write back with your results
 
Old 02-21-2004, 11:08 AM   #4
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Thanks,
I've seen the man an it is not friendly at all. In fact I think it is a bit high up to a newbie.
Is there a way to make a print out of the manual?
In WIN, the good old "copy" and "paste" works everywhere and in all circumstances, here in linux, works on 50% of the situations, otherwise I could do a "copy" and then "paste" in Open Office, and then print from there.
Do you know the code for indicating that the software it is in a DVD and is to be installed in the C drive?
Thanks for all your time an help.
 
Old 02-21-2004, 01:58 PM   #5
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You know the manual pages just explain a command what it does and its arguments, what you can do with it with information you can't find in other man pages ie. what "./*" means.

Its just a lot of reading with little colour. Yeah, man pages should have colour and such for different sections. Or links. The argument explantion section, the overview section, bugs section, etc.
 
Old 02-23-2004, 12:21 PM   #6
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Well, its not the colors i'm worried about but it seems to me that if just one example was given with the appropriate explanation of what to do and the commands to use in most situations , woul go a long way in helping people to get on with it and THEN the manuals would be of much greater help.
Remember that if one is surrounded by people with the same interests the learning curve it's greater, but if one is kind of alone in the ocean, is very easy to get back to where it's confortable, and that is WINDOWS.
In the Linux comunity wants to get linux through a few examples on how to do things, for a newbie, are much better that grand essays.
Well, this is just my opinion anyway...
 
Old 02-23-2004, 05:49 PM   #7
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Which is exactly why I posted the typical commands that someone would need to type in to the prompt to get these packages to install... I was hoping to here back to see if it worked out for you.

I'm a newbie myself (just had a couple years practice at it) and I tend to get tired of the same RTFM (Read the f***ing manual) type responses. I'm not implying that that is what tinkster meant... just that you probably wouldn't have asked the question here if you had understould the manuals to begin with.

I'm still interested in knowing whether or not you were able to successfully install these packages. If not where did you get hung up?


Steve
 
  


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