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Old 07-26-2004, 09:18 PM   #1
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i'm a complete newbie to linxu, and the first thing i want to learn is to learn how to install things from an rpm. i don't get how you do that at all. yet. and i'm using mandrake 9.2

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Hi, and welcome to LQ!

The first thing a lin-xu novice usually has to learn is how
to use the man pages .... one opens a console, and types
man <command in question>
man -k <topic>

man man
for instance is very enlightening!

man info
is very good, too.

In your case you want to do a
man rpm

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You must be root, then just type "rpm -i whatever.rpm . If there are dependancies, you must install those first, and it gets to be a real hassle. There are options for forcing installs and such. Check out "man rpm".
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For the very-new to Linux, google up a copy of Newbie's Linux Manual. It's easy to read; has good explanations of commands, with examples, etc.


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