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Old 06-28-2005, 03:19 AM   #1
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Question any software cann't be installed in red hat linux 9.0

my host computer 's operare system is windows xp .
and i installed the VMware in my computer .i created a virtual computer and installed the red hat 9.0 operate system .but i can not install any software under red hat OS .even the easiest-installed software ,for instance the RPM software is impossible to be install .i n the termination window ,i use this command "RPM -ivh rpmfilename.rpm",but fail to success .
are there anyone know how to salve this problem ?
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I have no clue about rpm based distributions, but what kind of error message do you get when you try to install an rpm package?
Old 06-28-2005, 04:02 AM   #3
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for example ,in the examination window ,i input "rpm -ivh xmms-1.2.10-1.src.rpm"
the information is "can not create %sourcedir /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES
do you know what can i do
Old 06-28-2005, 05:22 AM   #4
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its not working because your trying to install a source package

xmms-1.2.10-1.src.rpm <== the src means source

you should get and install a binary one . eg: xmms-1.2.10-1.rpm

or if you want , you could build a binary package from the src package with pkgbuild

As root, or sudo:
rpmbuild --target i686 --rebuild noname-0.0.1.src.rpm

Go get a cup of coffee. This process may take a while,
 depending on the package. This process involves installing the src package
 to /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES, running configure, and running make.

Look in /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i686 for the completed binary .rpm package.
 These packages can be installed with:

cd /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i686
rpm -ivh noname-0.0.1.i686.rpm

or updated with:
cd /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i686
rpm -Uvh noname-0.0.1.i686.rpm

Last edited by heema; 06-28-2005 at 05:23 AM.


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