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Old 10-07-2003, 07:37 PM   #1
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installing with rpm

can someone give me the basics on installing a program using rpm?

when i download a new program, is there a certain location i should save to, does it matter? as long as i change the directory to where the prgram is and run rpm, is that good?

any help is good

Old 10-07-2003, 07:56 PM   #2
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This has been covered in several postings recently.

You don't have to download them to any place in particular, but su to root and run

rpm -i <filename>

You can also rpm -U <filename> to upgrade (or to install, as I usually do; that way if the rpm is already installed, it just upgrades it, and if it isn't already installed, it installs it.)

For more information, type

rpm --help



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