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Old 02-07-2004, 04:54 PM   #1
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Question Where should downloaded RPM's Go?


I'm new to linux and just would like to know is there a default directory I should download RPM's into? Currently I just download them into the /home/XXXX/tmp directory. Also I downloaded some nice wallpapers and I wanted to know the same thing is there a default directory. I did find /usr/share/wallpapers but I cannot download directly from the INTERNET into this directory permission denied. How can I or should I put the files into this directory.Can I switch to root using a GUI. I'm using KDE and mandrake 9.2 Many Thanks.
 
Old 02-07-2004, 05:10 PM   #2
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what i do is make a download folder in my home directory, with subdirectories for different things: docs, programs, kernel, fonts, images, gui, etc. and try to keep everything organized that way. you'll just have to experiment and see what scheme or method works best for you.

for your other questions, you can switch to root in a terminal:

su
<password>

then just copy the files where you want them.
 
Old 02-07-2004, 11:26 PM   #3
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Is the answer no? Is it not a good idea to download RPM's or wallpapers directly into /usr/src/rpm or usr/share/wallpapers and keep everything organized that way. And if it is OK can I switch to root while in a GUI (KDE) or is it only possible in the Konsole? Whats the command line to transfer files (rpm's or wallpapers) from /home to /usr?
 
Old 02-07-2004, 11:44 PM   #4
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imo, the answer is no.

the command to transfer files is mv (for "move"). you can also copy them with cp.
 
Old 02-07-2004, 11:59 PM   #5
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in my /home dir i create a dir called installs, this just helps me remember what tarballs or rpm's i have installed, also it is easier to go in the dir and as root issue a "make uninstall" in that install dir for any program i dont need. if u wanna keep ur wallpapers organised then there is no harm in moving them, you can do this like mv image /usr/share/wallpapers obviously as root.

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Old 02-08-2004, 01:39 AM   #6
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Talking Many thanks

Much appreciated my questions have been answered. Thanks again to all.
 
  


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