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Old 01-24-2012, 07:48 AM   #1
Durin
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RPM doesn't install anything


Hey all

I'm pretty new to the RPM package system, and today i was trying to install some programs. Sadly, i can't do it with RPM, it keeps giving me the same error... Here's an example


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Somedudeprompt$ rpm -i foobar-1.0-1.i386.rpm
error: open of foobar-1.0-1.i386.rpmm failed: No such file or directory
I assume it's because i'm not connecting myself to the fedora repositories or something? But a hand from you guys would be great

edit: Must not be it, i can install easily with Yum.

Thanks in advance

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Old 01-24-2012, 08:52 AM   #2
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while using rpm you need to specify the directory where the package is kept

Code:
rpm -ivh /path/to/dir/package_name
it is better to use yum

Code:
#yum install package_name
 
Old 01-24-2012, 09:21 AM   #3
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So yum can download AND install the packages but rpm can only install(unless i write wget followed by the internet address of the package i want)? I was trying to install with rpm without having the file(s) in my computer, because i assumed i could download with it...

Where's a good site/repository do download .rpm files?
 
Old 01-24-2012, 09:40 AM   #4
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You need to tell the full path in case of rpm install.

rpm -ivh http://url or ftp://url

A good source for search rpm is http://rpm.pbone.net/. Incase of rpm install you need to install dependencies, yum will automatically do it for you.
 
Old 01-24-2012, 10:47 AM   #5
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You need to tell the full path in case of rpm install.

rpm -ivh http://url or ftp://url

A good source for search rpm is http://rpm.pbone.net/. Incase of rpm install you need to install dependencies, yum will automatically do it for you.

Thank you and all you guys.
 
  


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