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Old 07-14-2004, 08:59 AM   #1
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Question What is the correct command line sytax to install an rpm on mandrake 10?

I'm trying to install the latest wine rpm on Mandrake 10 I've just downloaded but don't know the correct commands or switches

Sorry, I know this is basic shit and I should know it by now!
Thanks in advance

Old 07-14-2004, 09:00 AM   #2
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Execute man rpm or rpm --help

The general syntax is rpm -option1 [-option2 ... ] file.rpm
Old 07-14-2004, 09:54 AM   #3
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im pretty new as well but this works for me

rpm -i packagename

-i is for install

im pretty sure you ned to be logged in as root to do this

to login as root goto a console


type pass

then do the rpm command

hope this helps
Old 07-14-2004, 10:48 AM   #4
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Cheers Stuart... that seem easy enough!


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