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Old 03-14-2006, 06:07 AM   #1
Harold
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How to install a .rpm


So yes, I am quite new to Linux and have no idea what to do with an RPM file. I do know however that it is a software distrubution package. I just cant seem to find any documentation on how to install it.

I am interested in Linux for embedded firmware development but would also use it for my hardware development if good schematic capture software exists for Linux. Anybody know of any?

Thanks!
 
Old 03-14-2006, 06:36 AM   #2
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Call a console.
for installation type

"rpm -i <packagename>"

If you have dependency problems, like libraries needed but not installed, you will be warned accordingly.

For a full documentation type

"man rpm"
 
Old 03-14-2006, 06:58 AM   #3
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What distribution are you using?

RPM packages have a problem - they have dependencies. If you try to install an RPM manually as ichrispa suggested, you will run into dependency problems.

Most modern distro's have overcome this by using a package manager that automatically downloads and installs the requested package and all its dependencies. I assume that since you are installing an RPM, you are using Fedora, Mandrake or SuSE. Fedora uses YUM, Mandrake uses uRPMi and SuSE uses YaST. Search the web for how to use these, but for Yum it is, for example "yum install firefox" to install Firefox.

I hope this helps
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Old 03-14-2006, 07:27 AM   #4
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May RPM command cheat sheet for Linux help you http://www.cyberciti.biz/howto/quest...heat-sheet.php
 
Old 03-14-2006, 10:47 AM   #5
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nix,
great site from what I've seen so far. All distro that use rpms should include this info.

Jim
 
Old 03-14-2006, 12:28 PM   #6
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How to install a .rpm

Thank you everybody for your support. It is appreciated.

Harold
 
Old 03-23-2006, 09:13 AM   #7
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can I ask more in this topic?

I also have just begun to use Linux and try to get familiar with it's commands. I had a problem with rpm command
I tried to install firefox 1.5. I downloaded fiel firefox-1.5.tar.gz and extracted it by "tar..." command. Then I changed to folder "firefox" and start to install. But why it said "bash: ./configure No such file or directory" or "bash: make: command not found" or "bask: make install: command not found" when using these commands.
can you explaint for me why and have some totorial
thanks

I have tried it on connectiva10.0 and Suse9.1.( of course I used root account when installing)

Last edited by noWhere_Man; 03-23-2006 at 09:15 AM.
 
Old 03-23-2006, 09:23 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by noWhere_Man
can I ask more in this topic?

I also have just begun to use Linux and try to get familiar with it's commands. I had a problem with rpm command
I tried to install firefox 1.5. I downloaded fiel firefox-1.5.tar.gz and extracted it by "tar..." command. Then I changed to folder "firefox" and start to install. But why it said "bash: ./configure No such file or directory" or "bash: make: command not found" or "bask: make install: command not found" when using these commands.
can you explaint for me why and have some totorial
thanks

I have tried it on connectiva10.0 and Suse9.1.( of course I used root account when installing)
Are you in that directory when trying to install it? Make sure you "cd /home/name/firefox" then run the command. Of course make sure you are logged in as su.
 
Old 03-23-2006, 09:52 AM   #9
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yes, I'm sure. I've also tried again but not better. I took a picture about what on my screen but don't know how to up to this forum ( i am new one) . Could you have a look at htp//esnips.com/web/noWhereMansPhotos and help me...
 
Old 03-23-2006, 10:16 AM   #10
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i think you got the binary version, which means you don't have to configure and make, just try running it ...
I think you will be better off by using a package-manager such as YasT, for suse.
You can use YasT to install your .rpm's through the gui/konqueror as well ....
 
  


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