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Old 08-11-2003, 11:01 AM   #1
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[Redhat9] RPM install problems?

Hi, If I try to install a RPM package I get this:

[root@localhost download]# rpm -ivh xmms-mp3-1.2.7-21.p.fr1.src.rpm
warning: xmms-mp3-1.2.7-21.p.fr1.src.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID e42d547b
warning: user dude does not exist - using root
warning: group dude does not exist - using root
warning: user dude does not exist - using root
warning: group dude does not exist - using root
warning: user dude does not exist - using root
warning: group dude does not exist - using root
warning: user dude does not exist - using root
warning: group dude does not exist - using root
1:xmms-mp3 ########################################### [100%]
[root@localhost download]#

And thats it... He doesn't install anything. If I try it with the 'X based' package installer I have to enter the root's password. If i've done that and clicked Ok nothing happens... It's the same problem with all the packages.

Does someone have the solution to my problem? Because I can't do anything right now.

Thanks in advance
Old 08-11-2003, 11:05 AM   #2
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Actually, you needed xmms-mpg123-1.2.7-21.i386.rpm rather than the source rpm. To use the one you downloaded, you have to build the rpm from it since it is source code in rpm format.

The guides can explain better than I.
# Guides to software and installation and uninstallation
LNAG - How do I install a program I downloaded from the Internet?
Rute Guide's software explanation
You might want to check out CheckInstall to manage source code installations/uninstallation

# Red Hat links
Red Hat Linux Manuals
Get your mp3 support here
Maximum RPM
Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
Red Hat 8.0 Tips & Tricks

# Red Hat 7.3 down configuration commands
setup leads to several configuration tools

# Red Hat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
Configure X server:
Configure network:
Manage software:

# Handling NTFS
New Technology FileSystem (NTFS) HOWTOs
Linux NTFS project

Last edited by fancypiper; 08-11-2003 at 11:13 AM.
Old 08-11-2003, 03:49 PM   #3
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