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Old 01-21-2005, 10:37 PM   #1
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not using yum

i think i post the most number of messages (doubts) in a single day, so most of you will know that im a very basic new b, and with help ive learnt to use the YUM command, however people tell me that though this is the easiest way to install rpms, it will essentially retard me in learning the core commands.
i'd like to ask someone to tell me how to
1) install src.rpm files
2) intstall binary code
3) does apt-get work in fedora c3? what is its command line? how do i use it?
Old 01-21-2005, 10:47 PM   #2
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Old 01-21-2005, 10:56 PM   #3
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I do use the command line abit but must admit there's not much urge to display my manliness by installing source rpms.
Besides #3 ) using apt-get is no less whimpy than using yum.

For regular rpms, I use the command: rpm -Uvh <name-of-rpm>
For source, you have to take a few more steps....
rpmbuild --rebuild filename.src.rpm
The rpm package is created in /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386
Then you use the rpm -Uvh <name-of-rpm>

Binaries usually come as a filename.gz or similar.
You unpack that and read the instructions in the readme or install file.
They usually have you do something like ....
make install
Old 01-21-2005, 11:14 PM   #4
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thanks, one more question,
what does ivh, uvh and all stand for? what do they do? i know i stands for install ( am i wrong ) what do they do?
Old 01-21-2005, 11:37 PM   #5
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That's mostly a personal preference type of thingy. Here's what man rpm shows
      rpm {-i|--install} [install-options] PACKAGE_FILE ...

       This installs a new package.

       The general form of an rpm upgrade command is

       rpm {-U|--upgrade} [install-options] PACKAGE_FILE ...

       This upgrades or installs the package currently installed to a newer version.   This  is
       the  same  as  install, except all other version(s) of the package are removed after the
       new package is installed.
Old 01-22-2005, 01:02 AM   #6
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Most bash commands have a man page and info page.


man <command>
info <command>

A good man is easy to find and info isn't much harder.

Perhaps some of these links may help.

I have Linux installed, now how do I work some stuff like installing some software?
# I can't figure out what software I want and how to install/uninstall it
The table of equivalents, replacements, analogs of Windows software in Linux
# Find software here
# Guides to software management
LNAG: 4.5 Package installation and rpm package manager
Rute Guide's software explanation
You might want to check out CheckInstall to manage source code installations/uninstallation

# Red Hat & Fedora links
The Fedora HOWTO explains the different software managers.
Maximum RPM
Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
Fedora Core 1 Tips and Tricks
Fedora Core 2 Tips and Tricks
Fedora Core 3 Tips and Tricks
apt, yum, and up2date repository settings (configuration files) for Fedora Core 3
# Handling NTFS
New Technology FileSystem (NTFS) HOWTOs
Linux NTFS project

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