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Old 03-12-2005, 05:04 AM   #1
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how to install rpm???

how to install RPM file? n how i can install the open source like games or any programe come with source? im new for this anyone can help me?
Old 03-12-2005, 05:33 AM   #2
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hi there

visit the "My help pages" section at

and u can get some docs on installing packages

Old 03-12-2005, 05:47 AM   #3
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just type "rpm -i packagename.rpm"
Old 03-12-2005, 06:36 AM   #4
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Check this link as well. It covers very well what you need to know for now

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if u have .src.rpm. first of all u sould build the file.src.rpm. Building is nothing but compiling the source i.e .src.rpm. It converts the source file into a binary .rpm file.try this command for building the source file(.src.rpm)
rpmbuild --rebuild packagename.src.rpm
this will give u a .rpm file
then install the binary (.rpm file) by giving the command:
rpm -ivh --nodeps packagename.rpm
As for a start try installing a compiled (binary) file.

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