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Old 09-30-2003, 07:45 PM   #1
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Installing RPMs


I have gone to fresh RPMS and got some packages tehre but i dont think theyve installed, its check dpendeicas and processes headers but tahts all no further then the window disapperas
 
Old 09-30-2003, 08:04 PM   #2
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you can see a list of every RPM installed on the system with the command:

rpm -qa | grep less

and you can install rpms with:

rpm -ivh some_rpm_name.rpm

and upgrade existing packages with

rpm -Uvh some_newer_rpm_name.rpm

-K
 
Old 10-01-2003, 02:36 AM   #3
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Start your browser from within a terminal window. That way you get to see any error message. Your description sounds as if you've encountered a (known, I think) bug in the redhat-install-packages helper utility. You would learn more about it in the corresponding bug report at https://bugzilla.redhat.com

Instead of a browser, install packages with "rpm" directly. Or get a graphical package utility like Synaptic. Makes much more sense together with freshrpms.net or fedora.us anyway.

But there is also a common mistake with regard to installing rpms. The user picks the src.rpm instead of the binary rpm (such as .i386.rpm or .athlon.rpm). src.rpm contain source code files and don't get installed the normal way, but get only extracted like an archive.
 
Old 10-01-2003, 08:54 AM   #4
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Do this...

Get the apt-get port from freshrpms.com
Get the synaptic GUI for it.

Download and have fun.

J
 
  


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