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Grimsdyke 08-20-2003 07:45 AM

installing already downloaded RPMs with Synaptic
I was wondering if there was a way to install already downloaded RPMs with Synaptic. I have tried to by using read selections but it doesn't do anything. if there is a way how do I do it?

questionasker 08-20-2003 10:17 AM

what distro are u using?

in kde, you may be able to right click the file and select install, extract or some similar option.

andrewlkho 08-20-2003 11:27 AM

I've never used it before, but isn't synaptic a gui for apt? Correct me if I'm wrong here.

If you want to install an rpm, just use "rpm -U whatever.rpm"

Grimsdyke 08-21-2003 07:32 AM

yes Synaptic is a frontend for apt I'll try the other methods you all posted.

and I'm running Red Hat 9 using KDE

Xterminator 09-18-2003 01:11 PM

By default synaptic copy downloaded file to /var/cache/apt/archives and install.
if it not to install for some reason, you can select the package and again install without the necessity of new download. or he can... open one xterm

apt-get -- reinstall install package


cd /var/cache/apt/archives
rpm -Uvh package.rpm

Sorry!!! Im use synaptic and apt-rpm natively. Im using Conectiva Linux: -)
sorry my poor english :P

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