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Old 10-12-2005, 02:36 PM   #1
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problem with .rpm files

hi, ive bin tryin to install wxpython from and the files seem to be.rpm, i know i have the correct ones for my distribution of linux but i cant seem to open them or anything. i just get a pop up saying theres no association or sumthing.

can anybody explain this? or help me understand what it is im supposed to do. ive looked around for guides n stuff but all i get is complete jargun!

thanks in advance,

Old 10-12-2005, 02:43 PM   #2
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Go to the command line. Go to the directory containing the rpm. Type "rpm -Uvh myrpm.rpm" where myrpm.rpm is a placeholder for the actual file you're trying to install. (And press enter, obviously!)


Old 10-12-2005, 02:47 PM   #3
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Wait, if you're upgrading the package, then use the flag -Uvh as said above, but if it's a totally new package on your system then replace the U with an i so that it reads: "rpm -ivh /home/whatever/blah.rpm"



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