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Old 05-09-2004, 06:01 AM   #1
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.rpm installation

ok this might seem really simple but how do i install a source rpm file and more importantly what does it mean>? any help is apreciated! thanks
Old 05-09-2004, 06:09 AM   #2
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source rpm files contain the source for the software package. The only advantage that I know of doing it this way is then you can then uninstall the source files easily using rpm -e

to install type

rpm -Uvh thePackageName.rpm

to find out where the files were installed type

rpm -ql thePackageName

note that there is no rpm extension


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