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Old 01-03-2005, 04:55 PM   #1
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Installing a .rpm file - how-to needed

Afraid I'm a mac and win user. I've set up Suse 9.1 and I'm having a little trouble with Samba and networking to my mac (iBook g4). Elsewhere on the forum a program called smb4k was suggested, so I downloaded the file (called smb4k-0.4.1a-1.i386.rpm).

What do I do with it now? I haven't a clue as to how to install it. Double-clicking it asks me to search for an app to open it with, and I can't find one. The software install part of YAST can't open it either.

All answers in small words of one syllable or less please, and especially nothing like 'make' 'configure' 'sudo' etc (see first sentence)......
Old 01-03-2005, 05:13 PM   #2
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Well as to which program will open it try going to google and typing "rpm linux application"
As to what it is..welll...I'm new too, heh.
Old 01-03-2005, 05:14 PM   #3
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If you're certain it is not already installed. Then this should install it. From a terminal as root or su -.

rpm -ivh smb4k-0.4.1a-1.i386.rpm
Do this from the directory the file is in. There is more info here.

You can also find more from the man page.

man rpm
good luck.
Old 01-03-2005, 05:19 PM   #4
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Thanks guys.


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