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Old 08-16-2006, 02:39 AM   #1
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CentOS - how to install RPM's?


I hope this is the correct Linux Distrubition to post in. If not, please move to proper location

I just installed the CentOS (based off of RedHat?) to build some clusters and I need to install a software. I am not too familiar with the RPM system, unfortunately. I managed to download this R-2.3.1-1.fc5.src.rpm file. When I try to install it, I get this:

Code:
[root@master ~]# rpm -ivh R-2.3.1-1.fc5.src.rpm
   1:R                      warning: user martyn does not exist - using root
warning: group martyn does not exist - using root
########################################### [100%]
warning: user martyn does not exist - using root
warning: group martyn does not exist - using root
warning: user martyn does not exist - using root
warning: group martyn does not exist - using root
Who the heck is Martyn (RPM builder?) and do I have to be a Martyn to install this software? What should I do with this RPM file?
 
Old 08-16-2006, 04:32 AM   #2
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You installed the wrong type of package. Any package named *.src.rpm is a source rpm i.e. it contains source code to build a binary rpm. The kind of rpms you need should be something like *.i386.rpm, *.i586.rpm, etc.
 
Old 08-16-2006, 01:57 PM   #3
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also, it appears to have installed okay. You should remove the src rpm package.
rpm -evh rpm-package-name
e=erase
 
Old 08-17-2006, 11:51 PM   #4
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UPDATE!!!
Holy cow! Problem solved! I got my R statistical program to work under CentOS! I used the 'rpmbuild -bb' command on the source RPM file and it started putting everything together.

What I don't get is how come I didn't have any dependency problems when I used the rpmbuild command. At least my program is working!

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also, it appears to have installed okay. You should remove the src rpm package.
rpm -evh rpm-package-name
e=erase
Apparently it didn't even install!

Code:
[root@master ~]# rpm -e R-2.3.1-1.fc5.src.rpm
error: package R-2.3.1-1.fc5.src.rpm is not installed
I got the non-src.rpm file and this is what happens:

Code:
[root@master ~]# rpm -ivh R-2.3.1-1.fc5.i386.rpm
error: Failed dependencies:
        libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.4) is needed by R-2.3.1-1.fc5.i386
        libgfortran.so.1 is needed by R-2.3.1-1.fc5.i386
Now what? Where do I get these files? Seriously, how do you people even use this RPM system? It's horrible! Is there anything like Debian/Ubuntu with the 'apt-get' feature that resolves dependencies automagically???

Last edited by Micro420; 08-18-2006 at 02:14 AM.
 
  


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