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Old 08-22-2004, 07:39 PM   #1
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knoppix rpm/kpackage help

i am running knoppix linux from a cd, when i download rpm's kpackage always gives an error, ive tried about 15 different rpms from different locations and the f**king program kept giving this error::
<knoppix/Desktop/armagetron-executable-';echo RESULT=$?
rpm: To install rpm packages on Debian systems, use alien. See README.Debian.
error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - No such file or directory (2)
error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm
i need help with this, its really starting to piss me off.
Old 08-22-2004, 07:47 PM   #2
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knoppix is based on debian. debian uses DEB packages. if you want/need to install an RPM package on it, you need to convert it to a DEB package first. for that, you use something like alien.

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Old 08-22-2004, 07:58 PM   #3
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and it's better to use native DEB packages.
Old 08-22-2004, 08:12 PM   #4
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thanks alot
also do u know anywhere where i can learn about knoppix/debian linux??


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