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Old 12-24-2006, 11:28 AM   #1
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how do i install an RPM package?


Hi all,

When I want to install a RPM file my Konsole says

bash: rpm: command not found

I issued the following command as the tutorial on this site suggested

rpm LimeWireLinux.rpm


any tips&tricks ? As you will probably see I'm a complete newbie at this


Best regards,
Marvelade
 
Old 12-24-2006, 11:34 AM   #2
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It sounds like you are using a distribution that is not based on rpm packages, like Ubuntu, Xandros, Freespire, or Debian. Or maybe Slax or Slackware. If that's the case, look into how to install packages for your distribution. Apt for the first group. I don't remember what the utility for Slackware is, but it uses tarballs as a base for it's packages.
 
Old 12-24-2006, 11:48 AM   #3
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What Linux distribution are you using ? Some distributions of Linux do not use RPM files, they use something else usually specific to that distribution. Where did you find the limewire.rpm file ?
 
Old 12-24-2006, 12:17 PM   #4
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If you use PCLinuxOS this command should work:

rpm -i software.v2.3.4.rpm
 
Old 12-24-2006, 03:49 PM   #5
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I recommend Frostwire if you're using something Debian-based just because they have Ubuntu/Debian packages for the latest version:
http://www.frostwire.com/
 
Old 12-24-2006, 04:11 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sumguy231
I recommend Frostwire if you're using something Debian-based just because they have Ubuntu/Debian packages for the latest version:
http://www.frostwire.com/
Limewire also has debian and RPM packages.

Hard to help the original poster w/o knowing his distro, but it does sound like he is using a debian distribution.(Ubuntu/Mepis and a few others)... What program are you trying to install, I'm sure someone can point you to either the .deb file or the source so you can compile it.

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Old 12-24-2006, 06:17 PM   #7
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Quote:
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What Linux distribution are you using ? Some distributions of Linux do not use RPM files, they use something else usually specific to that distribution. Where did you find the limewire.rpm file ?
I am using Kubuntu 6.06
 
Old 12-24-2006, 07:14 PM   #8
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Kubuntu is a Debian derivative, which uses .deb installation packages. The tools to use for installing are:
apt-get
aptitude
adept

You probably have documentation on your hard drive that explains how to use them. Look in /usr/share/docs.
 
Old 12-24-2006, 09:18 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by marvelade
I am using Kubuntu 6.06
I stand corrected, I thought Limewire had a .deb package

Here's how to install Alien, which will translate the Limewire RPM package, to a deb file, allowing it to be installed.

Open a Terminal...

Code:
sudo apt-get install alien
Once that is done, Download the Limewire RPM to your desktop
http://www.limewire.com/english/cont...oadfree2.shtml

Go back to Terminal.... and cd to your desktop. If you're not sure what your home desktop directory is, right click the RPM file, and choose properties, where it says "location" is what you need to put in the cd...

Code:
 ken@ken-desktop:~$ cd /home/ken/Desktop
 ken@ken-desktop:~/Desktop$
then
Code:
ken@ken-desktop:~/Desktop$ sudo alien LimeWireLinux.rpm
This should create a LimeWireLinux.deb file on your desktop. Double click it to install Limewire. Thus far, its worked just as it does in Windows for me... I forgot I used alien to create the .deb file, thus the reason for the wrong info that there was a .deb file on Limewire's site.

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Last edited by IndyGunFreak; 12-24-2006 at 09:19 PM.
 
Old 12-25-2006, 12:57 PM   #10
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hey there, thanks for the helpful reply
I did the following:

jos@pong:~$ cd /home/jos/Desktop
jos@pong:~/Desktop$ ls
amsn-0.96-2.tcl84.x86.package LimeWireLinux.rpm
jos@pong:~/Desktop$ sudo alien LimeWireLinux.rpm
cpio: premature end of file
limewire-free_4.12.6-1_i386.deb generated

this allows me to click on the file but it seems to be an archive which holds 3 files

data.tar.gz
control.tar.gz
debian-binary

where do i go next? I can view the files inside the tar.gz but what am i supposed to do here?

thanks for the help so far because this is REALLY confusing to a newbie (i daren't say aloud that i am network administrator in our company's 100% windows network :$ )


best regards,
Marvelade
 
Old 12-25-2006, 01:17 PM   #11
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As root, from a terminal prompt ... # dpkg -i limewire-free_4.12.6-1_i386.deb
 
Old 12-25-2006, 01:50 PM   #12
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As root, from a terminal prompt ... # dpkg -i limewire-free_4.12.6-1_i386.deb
jos@pong:~/Desktop$ dpkg -i limewire-free_4.12.6-1_i386.deb
dpkg: requested operation requires superuser privilege
jos@pong:~/Desktop$ sudo dpkg -i limewire-free_4.12.6-1_i386.deb
Password:
Selecting previously deselected package limewire-free.
(Reading database ... 70100 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking limewire-free (from limewire-free_4.12.6-1_i386.deb) ...
Setting up limewire-free (4.12.6-1) ...


errr..... now what do i do?
 
Old 12-25-2006, 01:52 PM   #13
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Edit: sorry, never mind.
 
Old 12-25-2006, 03:58 PM   #14
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Edit: sorry, never mind.
Does that mean I'm not the only person that runs out of patience at a certain point?
 
Old 12-25-2006, 04:08 PM   #15
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Does that mean I'm not the only person that runs out of patience at a certain point?
Probably! I just didn't read the post properly .
 
  


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