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Old 09-12-2004, 09:11 AM   #1
pepejeria
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How to install rpm files


I guess this should be the simplest thing to do, but I am totally new to linux (using suse 9.1) and i dont know how to install the drivers for my graphic card (ati radeon 9700).

I downloaded the file from ati:s website and its a rpm file. After the download i double click it, but nothing happends, do i need a special program for this?

Thanks.
 
Old 09-12-2004, 09:20 AM   #2
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hi pepejeria

i think what you have to do is to log in as root, open a console and run the following command:
rpm -uhv <name of your rpm file>
 
Old 09-12-2004, 09:22 AM   #3
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Thank y ou very much for your quick answer.

Exactly what does this command do? Unzip the files? Or does it install?
 
Old 09-12-2004, 09:24 AM   #4
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The command above installs the RPM package. Be sure that you have downloaded a package for you distribution.

At the shell you can type

rpm --help

to see all the diferent options possible.
 
Old 09-12-2004, 09:27 AM   #5
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Thank you very much guys
 
Old 09-12-2004, 09:29 AM   #6
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Code:
# rpm -Uvh FILENAME
Updates a package
Code:
# rpm -iv FILENAME
Installs a package
 
Old 09-12-2004, 09:31 AM   #7
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u can try the help option of the command and see how it works:
rpm --help

PS.
The RPM Package Manager (RPM) is a powerful command line driven package management system capable of installing, uninstalling, verifying, querying, and updating computer software packages.

check on the net there are many links explaning the usage of rpm
 
Old 09-14-2004, 12:01 PM   #8
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rpm -i = install
rpm -e = uninstall
rpm -q = view if the rpm is instlled! 3

Last edited by kenji; 09-14-2004 at 01:56 PM.
 
  


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