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Old 10-13-2003, 03:52 AM   #1
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Aus
Distribution: Red Hat 9
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Downloading RPMS, which one??

Using RH9...

I downloaded a samba RPM the other night and cant get it to install.

First, how do i know if it is the right RPM?? im guessing by reading the web site but that was really confusing because i dont get much of this Linux speak.

When i do try to install the RPM, a black screen with some text pops up for like 0.1 of a sec and that is all.

But i guess my biggest question in relation to downloading Linux files is, what is the difference between a source file and a binary?
Old 10-13-2003, 03:59 AM   #2
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Distribution: Mandrake 9.2 Custom Kernel & Mythtv!
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if you got the rpm from it lists which distro it's intended for.
If you got it somewhere else I dunno, most should work.
A little diddy on rpm's... Unless it's designed for your specific distro I would not use it.
Get the tar ball (.tar.gz or .b2z) file and install using ./configure, make and make install.
As for installing rpm's always do it in a console window (imho) using "rpm -ivh filename.rpm" that way works great.
Oh... and if that does not help give a yell back.
Old 10-13-2003, 04:15 AM   #3
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Thx for the rply Muddy

I tried the console install like u said and got a warning then errors

RH9 is on other comp so i cant cut and paste so i'll give a brief discription.....

V3 DSA signature NOKEY key id 2f87af5f


cant get lock on var/lib/rpm/packages

and a few others


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