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Old 12-01-2004, 06:24 PM   #1
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.RPM Trouble - .rpm was not found on the medium


Hey everybody,

After using Windows since 3.0 I have finally decided to move to Linux. I downloaded SuSe 9.1 Personal and don't regret a single thing. It is kind of hard but I am adjusting. Anyways on to my problem. I have been trying to get my multimedia working but every .RPM file that I download from the net and open with/install via YaST comes up with the message ".rpm was not found on the medium". I tried downloading from different areas and it still failed so it isn't the actual .RPM file. Can anybody help me?

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Old 12-01-2004, 06:29 PM   #2
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Open a console, use 'su' to become root, cd to the directory with the .rpm file and issue rpm -ivh <filename>.rpm and let us know the output. It coud be that YAST isn't set up correctly and this will help narrow it down.

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Old 12-01-2004, 06:54 PM   #3
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Open a console, use 'su' to become root, cd to the directory with the .rpm file and issue rpm -ivh <filename>.rpm and let us know the output. It coud be that YAST isn't set up correctly and this will help narrow it down.

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linux:/home/charlie # Desktop/Temp
bash: Desktop/Temp: is a directory
linux:/home/charlie # rpm -ivh w32codec-all-20041007-0.pm.0.i386.rpm
error: open of w32codec-all-20041007-0.pm.0.i386.rpm failed: No such file or directory


That is the correct file name so I have no idea what is going on.

*EDIT* Thanks for the welcome. I plan to be here for a long time *EDIT*

Last edited by Sporadic; 12-01-2004 at 07:12 PM.
 
Old 12-01-2004, 08:36 PM   #4
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"error: open of w32codec-all-20041007-0.pm.0.i386.rpm failed: No such file or directory"

That just means this rpm isn't in your home directory. Or you made a typo while typing the name of the rpm.

You need to find out which directory it is in.

Code:
whereis w32codec-all-20041007-0.pm.0.i386.rpm
Or if you have locate-utils installed you can use the locate command. You should have find-utils on your personal cd. Install the rpm with locate and then run this command as root:
Code:
updatedb
Then:
Code:
locate w32codec
 
Old 12-01-2004, 09:12 PM   #5
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"error: open of w32codec-all-20041007-0.pm.0.i386.rpm failed: No such file or directory"

That just means this rpm isn't in your home directory. Or you made a typo while typing the name of the rpm.

You need to find out which directory it is in.

Code:
whereis w32codec-all-20041007-0.pm.0.i386.rpm
Or if you have locate-utils installed you can use the locate command. You should have find-utils on your personal cd. Install the rpm with locate and then run this command as root:
Code:
updatedb
Then:
Code:
locate w32codec
I know where it is at though. It is in file:/home/charlie/Desktop/Temp

That is where I downloaded it. I will try the locate thing though.


*EDIT* Well I just tried something

linux:/home/charlie # Desktop/Temp/w32codec-all-20041007-0.pm.0.i386.rpm
bash: Desktop/Temp/w32codec-all-20041007-0.pm.0.i386.rpm: Permission denied

Appentially I don't have permission....even though I signed in through the root

Also I already have findutils installed but locate though the Konsole did't work *EDIT*

Last edited by Sporadic; 12-01-2004 at 09:22 PM.
 
Old 12-02-2004, 04:57 AM   #6
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The commands are:
cd Desktop/Temp #same as it would be under Windows
rpm -ivh w32codec-all-20041007-0.pm.0.i386.rpm #i=install v=verbose h=show progress

and that's it.
 
Old 12-02-2004, 05:27 PM   #7
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The commands are:
cd Desktop/Temp #same as it would be under Windows
rpm -ivh w32codec-all-20041007-0.pm.0.i386.rpm #i=install v=verbose h=show progress

and that's it.
Cool that worked. Thanks for the help
 
Old 12-02-2004, 05:37 PM   #8
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No probs
 
Old 12-02-2004, 05:49 PM   #9
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No probs
*EDIT* Never mind I got it working via YaST *EDIT*

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