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Old 05-10-2003, 12:12 AM   #1
lawkh
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using rpm to install


I just downloaded the licq version 1.2.6 rpm package, then i start running the rpm -ivh command, then the following comes out:

1:licq #########################100%

i though i had installed it, but when i type rpm -q, it says licq-1.2.6 is not installed.
i thought the #######################100% means it has installed the package already?
can someone help me out, I just started to use linux for a few days only
 
Old 05-10-2003, 12:17 AM   #2
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What command are you using to check if licq is installed? If you want to see all packages installed then type rpm -qa | more.
If you only want to see if licq is installed then rpm -q licq-1.2.6 without the .i386.rpm or whatever part at the end.
So if you installed licq by typing rpm -ivh licq-1.2.6.i386.rpm
then to check if its installed type rpm -q licq-1.2.6

It is says its installed then it really should be.
 
Old 05-10-2003, 12:18 AM   #3
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ok. what distro? what version?
redhat 8
redhat 9
redhat 7.2 or 7.3
where did you download from? *provide link so someone else can test it*
 
Old 05-10-2003, 12:31 AM   #4
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This might be a dumb question, but did you wait for it to come back to a command prompt and exit out normally? Or when it got to 100% did you exit the terminal in someother way?

Sometimes it takes a while for the command prompt to come back up after it reaches 100%.

You could try it again with the -Uvh option to reinstall it.
 
Old 05-10-2003, 12:32 AM   #5
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Re: using rpm to install

Quote:
Originally posted by lawkh
I just downloaded the licq version 1.2.6 rpm package, then i start running the rpm -ivh command, then the following comes out:

1:licq #########################100%

i though i had installed it, but when i type rpm -q, it says licq-1.2.6 is not installed.
i thought the #######################100% means it has installed the package already?
can someone help me out, I just started to use linux for a few days only
rpm -q licq should work fine
check if it is a src package
 
Old 05-10-2003, 12:37 AM   #6
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i am using mandrake 9.0, i downloaded it for rpmfind.com, licq-1.2.6-1mdk.src.rpm
 
Old 05-10-2003, 12:41 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by lawkh
i am using mandrake 9.0, i downloaded it for rpmfind.com, licq-1.2.6-1mdk.src.rpm
src package gets installed in /usr/src/Mandrake
or /usr/src/Redhat
it is usually in tar.gz or tar.bz2 format
untar and decompress it
cd to the directory
do
./configure && ./make && ./make install

Last edited by rch; 05-10-2003 at 12:43 AM.
 
Old 05-10-2003, 12:52 AM   #8
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I was trying to config one of the file in the usr/src/RPM but it gives me an error msg saying that C++ compiler cannot create executables.
 
Old 05-10-2003, 04:37 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by lawkh
I was trying to config one of the file in the usr/src/RPM but it gives me an error msg saying that C++ compiler cannot create executables.
I made a mistake.
It should be
./configure && make && make install
(I am getting dumber every minute)

Last edited by rch; 05-10-2003 at 04:39 AM.
 
  


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