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Old 03-26-2009, 06:20 AM   #1
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zypper install of local rpm file failed: package not found


Hi,

I'm using opensuse 10.3, and trying to install an rpm using zypper (dependencies also need to be installed, hence why I'm not just using rpm -i)

According to this I should be able to just give zypper the path to the rpm, but that's not working, it says it can't find the package.

To ensure there isn't a problem with the rpm file itself, I've downloaded one from the standard opensuse repo here to demo the problem:
http://download.opensuse.org/distrib...s/suse/x86_64/

Code:
:~$ su
Password: 
linux:/home/openSauce # ls agrep-0.7.5-37.x86_64.rpm 
agrep-0.7.5-37.x86_64.rpm
linux:/home/openSauce # zypper in ./agrep-0.7.5-37.x86_64.rpm 
* Reading repository 'non-oss' cache
* Reading repository 'src-non-oss' cache
* Reading repository 'src-oss' cache
* Reading repository 'oss' cache
* Reading installed packages [100%]

package './agrep-0.7.5-37.x86_64.rpm' not found
Nothing to do.
linux:/home/openSauce #
I get the same error when I just use the file name of the rpm with no ./, or when I give the full path to the file.
 
Old 03-26-2009, 08:05 AM   #2
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Zypper looks for the package in the repositories, so all you need to do is:
Code:
zypper install agrep
or first
Code:
zypper search agrep
without downloading package. It'll do that for you.
 
Old 03-26-2009, 08:56 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by cyprinidae View Post
Zypper looks for the package in the repositories, so all you need to do is:
Code:
zypper install agrep
or first
Code:
zypper search agrep
without downloading package. It'll do that for you.
Thanks, I know about that, but the rpm I actually want to install is not in the suse repositories. It's an old one for checkgmail I found sitting on my hard drive, it originally came from the Fedora repositories. I just used the agrep one to ensure it wasn't a problem with that particular file, i.e. compatibility with suse or a corrupted file. According to the documentation I should be able to install local rpms with the zypper command above, so I'm trying to find out what's going wrong.
 
Old 03-26-2009, 09:34 AM   #4
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Sorry about that openSauce. Have you already tried to install that file with "rpm -i"? In worst case scenario the installation will fail with unresolved dependencies, which should give you a clue what else do you need. Your version of agrep requires:
rpmlib(PayloadIsBzip2) <= 3.0.5-1
libc.so.6()(64bit)
rpmlib(CompressedFileNames) <= 3.0.4-1
libtre.so.4()(64bit)
rpmlib(PayloadFilesHavePrefix) <= 4.0-1
libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.4)(64bit)
libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.3.4)(64bit)
libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.2.5)(64bit)

Another way is to install that from source, to have dependencies checks during config... (good old days )
 
Old 03-26-2009, 03:11 PM   #5
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Unfortunately it turns out the checkgmail rpm I want to install has some dependencies that are not in the suse repositories, so the whole thing was doomed to fail anyway. It would still be good to know how to attempt to do a local install of an rpm with zypper, if anyone can chime in with that.
 
  


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