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Old 04-17-2004, 06:03 AM   #1
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Problems with installing rpm pakages

I have just downloaded a rpm package to play movie files. It's called xine. The file is called "". But I can't install it in RH9. It says it can't read the package or I don't have enough permission to open it. However I logged in as root.
Can anyone tell me how I can do it?
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as root type rpm -Uvh <packagename>.rpm and it should do it.

You might have some dependencies to resolve but it's not a problem.
Old 04-17-2004, 07:05 AM   #3
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.src.rpm packages have to be rebuilt (the .src. stands for source)

so the command is

rpmbuild --rebuild name.of.package.src.rpm

this needs to be done as root

when the process has finished the built package will be found in
/usr/src/RPMS/RPM/i386 (i think that's the right path)
then you can install it with
rpm -ivh /path/to/xine.blah.rpm


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