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Old 05-11-2003, 09:32 PM   #1
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Question rpm's wont install from RH9 cd's

First of all id like to say hello to everyone,ok now for my dilema , ive just installed RH9 & would like to add gkrellm, which is available on the cd as a rpm . i insert the cd , find the gkrellm rpm , i right click on it , install packages, enter my root passwood , a progress meter flashes up , and thats about it .Hmmm where did it go ?

1: ive tried rpm -q gkrellm ... gkrellm not installed
2:rpm -ivh gkrellm such file or directory
3:rpm -ivh gkrellm-2.1.5-3.i386.rpm ..... no such file or directory
This was done in /home/username .. i also tried these as root in the same dir.

Do i need to cd , if so which one ?
i also tried synaptic & thats tells me that the cd might not be apt enabled disk.....

Any help and or exact steps would be greatfull , to help this newbie out .

Thanks in advance



P.S ive looked through the man pages , and cant seem to find any thing , regarding installing rpm's from the RH cd's . I would be just as greatfull being directed to the right man page ....

Last edited by Axo; 05-11-2003 at 09:58 PM.
Old 05-11-2003, 10:07 PM   #2
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Open an x terminal and issue this command and give root's password to gain root power so you can install software:
[phil@tinwhistle phil]$ su -
[root@tinwhistle root]#
Now, cd to the directory that contains the package you want to install. Now command:
[root@tinwhistle root]# cd /mnt/cdrom/path-to-rpm-directory
[root@tinwhistle root]# rpm -Uvh <packagename>.rpm
# Guides to software and installation
LNAG - How do I install a program I downloaded from the Internet?
Rute Guide's software explanation

# Redhat links
RedHat Linux Manuals
Maximum RPM
Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
RedHat 8.0 Tips & Tricks

# Redhat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
Configure X server:
Configure network:
Old 05-11-2003, 10:17 PM   #3
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Thanks fancypiper , much appreciated .




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