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Old 12-02-2003, 06:26 PM   #1
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problem installing rpm

I am having a problem installing an rpm. I am running RedHat 9. When I try to run this command as root:

rpm -Uvv <myRpmFile.rpm>

I get this error:

arguments to --root (-r) must begin with a /

I have tried to run it from different directories and with different user ids and get the same error. Anybody know what this means?

Thank you in advance.
Old 12-02-2003, 06:28 PM   #2
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you need to open a console and type in:

su (then enter)
root's password (then enter)
rpm -ivh <packagename>.rpm (then enter)
Old 12-02-2003, 07:58 PM   #3
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in order to install rpm packages u type like XavierP said. To upgrade existing ones u use
rpm -Uvh <packagename>.rpm
Old 12-02-2003, 09:44 PM   #4
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Thank you


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