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Old 01-01-2004, 12:41 PM   #1
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Problem with installing programs

Hi everybody. I've been running Red Hat Linux 9.0 for about 5 days now and i'm still trying to get the hang of it. I'm getting better with terminal commands but I'm having trouble installing some programs, namely Bittorrent. I downloaded bittorrent-3.3-3mdk.noarch.rpm and i don't know how to install it. If i double-click on it, a progress bar quickly zips across the screen, i don't know where it installs to. How can i install the program via terminal commands and where does it install to. I don't know the commands to run programs yet . Any help is much appreciated, hope everybody had a nice New Years .
Old 01-01-2004, 12:52 PM   #2
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to install a rpm:
rpm -ivh <name of the rpm>
check out rpm man page for more info

rpm -ql <package name>
lists files installed by the rpm package

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Old 01-01-2004, 12:54 PM   #3
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First - if your running Redhat 9 don't use mandrake rpms, because that will cause some trouble. I would download the RPM from here:

Once you download the rpm, to install it type 'rpm -ivh rpmname.rpm' - as for where it installs to, generally its /usr/bin, but you can always find out by running a command like whereis or locate (if you run locate, run the command updatedb first also)
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Awesome, thanks for the help guys .


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