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talonnb 08-01-2003 11:04 PM

I need help using RPM
I just downloaded a slmdm-2.7.9.tar.gz file that is supposed to allow me to use my Toshiba Software Modem

Now, the problem is that the directions are for older versions of the software and I'm not able to get Linux (Red Hat 9.0) to accept the commands that they have listed to type.

The main one that I am having problems getting by is the

rpmbuild -ta slmdm-2.7.9.tar.gz

now, for some reason, it recognizes rpm better than rpmbuild, but still it will not take the -ta

from what I can tell it should build rpm-packages

I just need a command that will build the package before I install it because I believe this will accept the other commands

Thanks for your help ahead of time

arunshivanandan 08-01-2003 11:26 PM

i think rpmbuild -ta is for building srpms.try rpmbuild -tb..

talonnb 08-01-2003 11:31 PM

but my command prompt doesn't recognize rpmbuild, either that or I'm not in the right place

I'm in X11 right now, but using the terminal window to do this prompts

arunshivanandan 08-01-2003 11:31 PM

This may help you.

arunshivanandan 08-01-2003 11:36 PM

The "rpmbuild" command is part of a separate RPM "rpm-build". You will need to install this package before you can build RPMs.

talonnb 08-01-2003 11:37 PM

what is the package called, because I have the CD's right here?

talonnb 08-01-2003 11:39 PM

found it, give me a minute to try this and I will give results

talonnb 08-01-2003 11:55 PM

How can I find out the version of the kernel I am using from the GUI in Red hat 9.0?

arunshivanandan 08-01-2003 11:59 PM

try dmesg|more

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