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Old 05-19-2004, 12:57 AM   #1
deadkennedys
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Question RPMs giving me errors RH 9


Everytime i double-click an RPM to get it to go it says "Could not open package" and tells me that i should check the permissions. Even when I'm booted into root and I have all the permissions checked in the GUI it won't go. I'm a complete newb with linux would really like to figure this all out. I downloaded i386 version of the RPMs but I am running an athlon 64 3000+.....I didn't think that would matter and don't know if it does or not =\ Should I try downloading those RPMs again and go for the x86_64 ones???
 
Old 05-19-2004, 01:49 AM   #2
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it could be you are downloading wrong rpm's download rpms for your arch i think it should be k7 for athlon. x86 are intel based processors.
 
Old 05-19-2004, 03:22 AM   #3
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try doing it differently.

Go to a terminal and cd to the right directory and type

rpm -ivh superduperpackage-i386.rpm

Of course superduperpackage is just made up use whatever file you are trying to load.

Also try a program called "yum". It call make packages very easy to install.
 
Old 05-19-2004, 05:02 AM   #4
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Another easy way to install RPMs is to download and install a program called apt. It is available at http://apt4rpm.sourceforge.net.

Once installed, you simply type apt-get install nameOfPackage, and it will download and install the package and all its dependancies

--Ian
 
Old 05-19-2004, 11:21 AM   #5
deadkennedys
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x86 should work on any processor AMD or Intel http://www.amd.com/us-en/assets/cont...docs/24593.pdf
everything works on my other computer (an athlon 2400+) so I dunno if its the processor or not since I've seen athlon 64 RPMs......i think its just 64-bit versions of the same software......anyways, tried using "rpm -ivh (myRPMfilename).rpm" in terminal still wouldn't go, almost acts like the directory doesn't exist even when I'm looking right at it =( I think I'll try downloading a different RPM and see if that works.
 
Old 05-19-2004, 09:27 PM   #6
deadkennedys
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yeah, athlon RPM worked (I feel like a tard now). i386 and i686 RPMs work on my normal athlon though....and always figured the athlon 64 was fully backwards compatible maybe it is maybe it isn't =\
 
  


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