RPM Issues!!

Discussion in 'Linux & BSD' started by teenagepcpunk, Jul 24, 2004.

  1. teenagepcpunk

    teenagepcpunk OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Hi!

    I have been running TurboLinux 6.3 for some time now and just downloaded some RPMs. In GNOME, I right-click and select "Install RPM" It waits a second, and then dies absolutely nothing :confused: :mad:! Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!!!

    (By the way, I am kinda a novice!)
     
  2. teenagepcpunk

    teenagepcpunk OSNN One Post Wonder

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    and by the way... i'm kinda stuck with installing Tarball files
     
  3. karl_axe

    karl_axe OSNN Addict

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    try using the command line. maybe you are missing some dependencies.

    type: rpm -Uvh *package.rpm*

    the second arguement '-Uvh' are options. type rpm --help or sumthin to see more options
     
  4. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    in console try
    man tar

    but as a short list
    extracting gzip'd tarballs (tar.gz|tgz)
    tar zxf tarball.tar.gz
    extracting bzip'd tarballs (tar.bz2|tbz)
    tar xjf tarball.tar.bz
     
  5. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    and tarballs can be anything, it is just an archiving tool, they can be source, binary installer, etc.