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Old 08-26-2003, 03:24 AM   #1
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how to install rpms ?


being a windows user for quite long ... i am a little confused how rpm's r installed ? how do i specify a directory where it is to be installed and then how do i access it later ...

can someone point me to a beginners guide to installing ...

thanks ...
Old 08-26-2003, 03:27 AM   #2
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You usually don't specify where rpms are installed, otherwise the programs wouldn't work.

They're usually all installed in /usr

rpm -i theprogram.rpm

Is usually all you need to do.

As for manuals check the redhat site theirs a few in there.
Old 08-26-2003, 04:25 AM   #3
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cool thanks
Old 08-26-2003, 06:54 AM   #4
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There is a quicker Way to install

There is a quicker Way to install

rpm -ivh [The Rpm filename with extrnsion]

Thnx grtz Dre
Old 08-26-2003, 10:08 AM   #5
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hows that quicker? you added verbose and hashmarks to the command argument?
anyways here is a couple of links rpm specific...
rpm howto
rpm homepage
when having problems with rpms go here
Old 08-26-2003, 10:57 AM   #6
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If you are in X (GUI), depending on the distro you use mayank, you will have the option of using a package manager that make rpm installing/upgrading/removing "easier".

Just look in your menus and you will be sure to find one.
Another tool that you might wanna consider is apt.
Using apt-get, you can simply specify the package to "get" and it takes cares of dependencies and such lil pains to those who just wanna install.
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hmm thats a cool way ... thanks ...


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