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Old 02-02-2005, 02:46 PM   #1
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Can't install an RPM

Hi .. I'm a newbie to Linux
I have installed Fedora Core 1.0 and have been reading the book "Linux for Non-Geeks". During installation I neglected to install a few packages from the CD which I want to install now. The book says there is a bug in the Fedora Core 1 Package Manager that prohibits reading data on the installation disks and I need to update it with an RPM update file. I've downloaded that file ... The name is:

It says I should be able to install the package by simply double-clicking on it. When I did I got a message saying it was checking for dependencies, etc., but then I got a response:
Could Not Remove Packages - You have selected a package for removal that is depended upon by a necessary system package. This package must be unselected before package removal can continue.
System Packages: redhat-config-packages

I suspect there is something wrong since it says it wants to "remove" instead of "install" the package. The bug is definitely there since I cannot install packages from the CD Rom.

Am I missing something in the installation process here? Do I have to somehow remove the existing redhat-config-packages to update it?
Any insight is greatly appreciated!

Old 02-02-2005, 02:50 PM   #2
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to install .rpm just open a konsole and typ

$ rpm -i <filename.rpm>

Sometimes you must logon as root

$ su root *

$ rpm -i <filename.rpm>

Hope this solved it

* = can be replaced by:

$ su
Old 02-03-2005, 01:31 PM   #3
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Thanks for your help:
$rpm -i <package name> didn't work but led me to investigate and find that
#rpm -Uvh <package name> did the trick!
I first found out I needed the root, and then -U was needed to Update.


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