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Old 01-27-2004, 12:10 PM   #1
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Installing packages ... how to

I found the answer to my problem in another message, and the resolution was to install a package. Problem for me is I don't know how to install a package.

I downloaded the file and untarred it into a temp dir. It gave me two sub-dirs, install and usr. Couldn't find anything in the install dir that led me to be able to install the package.

I know how to install packages with rpm, but this is not an rpm. How do I do it?

Thanks in advance,
Old 01-27-2004, 12:13 PM   #2
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What distro?
If you have a RPM based distro, then use RPM, on slack, use installpkg.
Old 01-27-2004, 12:16 PM   #3
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I'm using slackware, and installpkg worked GREAT - thanks!


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