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Old 07-07-2003, 08:37 AM   #1
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"unzipping"/installing .rpm files on Linux


Hi everyone,

I have got a program called "primer3-0.9.1.gcc.src.rpm that I would like to "unzip" (?) and install on a workstation running Red Hat 8.0.

How would I go about installing this type of program as I have only worked from .tar.gz files before?

Thanks in avance for any help!

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Old 07-07-2003, 08:39 AM   #2
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rpm -i primer3-0.9.1.gcc.src.rpm
 
Old 07-07-2003, 08:48 AM   #3
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thanks....er...but this doesn't appear to be doing anything - it just keeps telling me "user luc does not exist - using root" and failing!

Any advice (please)?
 
Old 07-07-2003, 08:53 AM   #4
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rpm -i /(location of file)/primer3-0.9.1.gcc.src.rpm

did you try that?
 
Old 07-07-2003, 08:55 AM   #5
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uhm idk, are u using root and running that command?
 
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you've got a srouce (src) package there, so you wouldn't want to use that if possible, you'd want a presompiled rpm.

If you had to build that pacakge from source, you'd acutally want

rpm -ta primer3-0.9.1.gcc.src.rpm
or
rpm -tb primer3-0.9.1.gcc.src.rpm

not -i as that is only to install the files, not do anythign with them, like the source would require
 
Old 07-07-2003, 09:01 AM   #7
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I'm logged in as root, yes.

still getting the same message when I try rpm -i /src of file/primer3***.rpm

???

I believe that a chap called Luc configured the original rpm file - might this have an impact if he put user priveleges on the package?

Thanks as always

HB
 
Old 07-07-2003, 09:05 AM   #8
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have tried the rpm -i command on another "version" of primer 3 - this is called "primer3-0.9-1.gcc.i386.rpm"

The command seems to be doing something, but so far nothing else has been added to the directory where I am installing.

:S

HB.
 
  


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