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Old 08-04-2003, 12:31 PM   #1
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Unhappy Problems with apt-get install

I am trying to use this utility apt-get to install an rpm package (apache) but I get the following error (Notice how I displayed the files in the current directory..making sure I didnt mistype the filename):

[root@luckyclay source]# cd /opt/source
[root@luckyclay source]# ls
apt-0.5.5cnc6-fr1.i386.rpm iptables-1.2.8.tar.bz2
apt-devel-0.5.5cnc6-fr1.i386.rpm libapr0-2.0.47-4mdk.i586.rpm
bind-9.2.2.tar.gz libdb4.1-4.1.25-2mdk.i586.rpm
gcc-3.3 libtool-1.5
gcc-3.3.tar libtool-1.5.tar
gcc-g++-3.3.tar openssh-3.6.1.tgz
httpd-2.0.46 prescan.tar.gz.uu
httpd-2.0.46.tar prescan.tar.gz.uu.asc
httpd-2.0.47 sendmail-8.12.9
httpd-2.0.47-4.i386.rpm sendmail.8.12.9.tar
httpd-2.0.47.tar sendmail.8.12.9.tar.gz
[root@luckyclay source]# apt-get install httpd-2.0.47-4.i386.rpm
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
E: Couldn't find package httpd-2.0.47-4.i386.rpm

Why is it not finding this package? I really appreciate the help. Thanks always!
Old 08-04-2003, 12:39 PM   #2
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Old 08-04-2003, 12:42 PM   #3
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Hey, im pretty new with linux and as long as I've been using it... RPM are extremely difficult to deal with... Instead I get the tar files...

To install a tar file use this command
$ tar zxvf "filename goes here"

Then there's usually a readme file or you can do a google search to find out what file you need to get a nice GUI install

Go with tar files man, so much easier once you get used to them
Old 08-04-2003, 01:35 PM   #4
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apt-get install is NOT the same as rpm -Uhv or rpm -i. apt-get has a local repository of thousands of packages by their simple names. So, if you REALLY want to use apt-get to install apache (it is very simple), delete all rpm's and tar's you have of httpd now, and then as root type "apt-get install apache" or "apt-get install httpd". What this does is download the rpm's, work out dependencies, and then install them all for you.

Also, you could just compile from source, like it's been suggested.

the lesson here is, apt-get install blahblahblah.rpm is not valid.


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