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Old 08-05-2003, 01:00 PM   #1
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Another stupic question


Installing a rpm.....hell I am trying to install gaim and don't even know how to do that....its a simple rpm but everything I read to tell me how to install it dont work......any help would be much appreciated!

Thanks again
 
Old 08-05-2003, 01:06 PM   #2
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when i try rpm -i gaim-0.66.1rh9.i386.rpm I get "failed: No such file or directory
 
Old 08-05-2003, 02:07 PM   #3
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I would get the .tar file instead... The code to install a tar file is
tar zxvf "filename here" "directory"
It will untar (unzip) the files to that directory and then there should be an install or readme file... Hope I helped
 
Old 08-05-2003, 05:32 PM   #4
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Double check that you typed the name of the rpm correctly. You wouldn't believe how easy it is to insert the wrong number or letter. good luck!
 
Old 08-05-2003, 09:28 PM   #5
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No need to get tar. Rpm packages are much easier for newbies. Make sure that you are in the directory where your rpm file is. Alternate to this is to type absolute path to rpm example:

/home/guest/rpm -i gaim-0.66.1rh9.i386.rpm

if its in home and then guest directory.
 
Old 08-05-2003, 09:30 PM   #6
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Sorry, I meant:

rpm -ivh /home/guest/gaim-0.66.1rh9.i386.rpm

if its in /home/guest directory
 
Old 08-06-2003, 12:36 PM   #7
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I will try that....right now I am working on setting up virtual machine up on my windows machine so that I can install redhat on it withing a virtual machine for testing......once thats done I will try this and let you all know!

If anyone is interested there is some really good virtual softare for windows and linux both at vmware.com!

Thanks for all the help!
 
  


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