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Old 09-20-2005, 10:38 AM   #1
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open .rpm, not install


I need a file from an older version of software. Problem is that I can only find the software as an .rpm. Im curious if you can open an .rpm file without installing anything?

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Old 09-20-2005, 10:51 AM   #2
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I'm on debian, but I'm sure you'll find your answer by typing
Code:
man rpm
in a terminal
 
Old 09-20-2005, 11:14 AM   #3
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looks like the answer is no.. but thanks
 
Old 09-20-2005, 01:07 PM   #4
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rpm -qlp packagename-1.2.3.rpm will give you a list of the files within the package.

You can also specify a different root location to install the package at with --root DIRECTORY. This gets a little tricky though depending on the package because it will use this directory for all its dependency checks and script execution.

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