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Old 12-15-2005, 06:36 PM   #1
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Im confused please help

ok i have downloaded some rpm files that i need to get install and wanted to know how to i get them to go threw the rpm mandrake, i have tried adding a custom folder to it but it says copy failed.

Im running mandriva 2006
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Giving a post a descriptive title will help you get the answers that you are looking for. The title "Im confused please help" is prob the way most of the people asking questions is this forum are feeling, yet they give descriptive titles and receive prompt correct(occasionally ) advice. Try to search/google on how to install software on Mandrake.
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Probably the eaisiest way is to double click on the rmp file. This should bring up the dialog box for super user password.
The other way is by command line as super user e.g
your password here
rpm - ivh fullpathto.rpm

NOTE the if you neen help rpm --help will bring up the options.


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