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Old 03-21-2002, 08:56 AM   #1
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my first rpm-sucess

i downloaded opera browser ,static-download rpm, and just installed it on my red hat 7.2.. first rpm installed with sucess. i am a very happy camper , more sucesses lies ahead, i hope. i read the other night where one was critizing rpms, well, installing opera wasn,t that hard, at least i didn,t think it was. later

tonight, will give it a try on my suse 7.2 boxjavascript:smilie('')

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Old 03-21-2002, 11:28 AM   #2
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rpm's do make installing a prog easier - but anything that makes something easier takes away some functionality somewhere. that's why they usually get criticized. i personally far prefer .tar.gz's over rpms, but i recommend the rpm's to any newb who doesn't know how to compile yet.
Old 03-21-2002, 12:57 PM   #3
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Well RPMs do give you a lot that using .tar.gz installs dont... such as checking for dependencies, keeping a catalog of installed software (including a complete list of the files it put on your system), and piece-of-cake uninstalls. Besides, even if you are able to compile yourself, that doesn't guarantee the program will even work with your distro/kernel.
Old 03-21-2002, 02:27 PM   #4
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good job i remember my first rpm install it was AIM lol!
Old 03-21-2002, 04:06 PM   #5
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well, i may tonight try to uninstall opera, and then download it using tar.gz. would be a good lesson to learn. thanks rons . might see me here again with a problem.:confused


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