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Old 01-03-2007, 09:19 AM   #1
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problem with .rpm files


hi..whenever u try to install .rpm files, it says
unable to retrieve software information. this could be caused by not having a software connection....and i am trying to install my lucent cellpipe 20a usb mdem using the .rpm file..........what to do....please help.....
 
Old 01-03-2007, 09:28 AM   #2
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what are you doing to "install" the file?? can you provide the *exact* output from your console or similar?
 
Old 01-03-2007, 09:38 AM   #3
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what are you doing to "install" the file?? can you provide the *exact* output from your console or similar?
i am just installing them through the software installer provided by linux.......
 
Old 01-03-2007, 10:04 AM   #4
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What distro are you using this will help ??

Also try this

Put the rpm into your home directory (/home/YOURUSERNAME)

Then open up the console (xterm for example)

and type this

cd ~

and then this

su

give your root password

and then type

rmpinstall THENAMEOFTHERPM

Last edited by kernel_geek; 01-03-2007 at 10:06 AM.
 
Old 01-03-2007, 10:52 AM   #5
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Did you try this command:

rpm -ivh nameoftherpm.rpm

Also, you will most likely have to be root, as noted already above by kernel_geek.

Good luck!
 
Old 01-04-2007, 09:44 AM   #6
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THats the command
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rpm
i couldn't remember it i have been using emerge for so long.
 
  


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