problem handling rpm

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mementomori
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problem handling rpm

Postby mementomori » Wed Jul 02, 2003 12:07 am

salamo alikum
i want to install apt, i download its rpm package, i also download xine,and mplayer, in rpm format,. now my problem is when i click on it, it ask for my root password, then message appears reading package header but after that, window disappear and nothing happend, so tell me is it problem with the file??????or something else
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it might be already done.

Postby s7r1k3r » Wed Jul 02, 2003 1:01 pm

Assalam-O-Alaekum!

The RPM package might already be installed by now. Try typing the name of the binary in the shell. If it is not installed, use the following command.

rpm -Uvh rpm_file_name

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Postby Faraz.Fazil » Sun Jul 13, 2003 9:36 pm

As stated, first query to check whether the packages are installed or not by:

rpm -q packagename

this will report if the package rpm is installed or not.If it is not installed, install the packaes using the rpm -uvh packagename.rpm or rpm -u packagename.rpm command

If u are not logged on as root, then do a su or su -c command before installing the packages.

Note: su command changes user credentials to those of the root user

Syntax

su [ - ] [ Name [ Argument ... ] ]

Description

The su command changes user credentials to those of the root user or to the user specified by the Name parameter, and then initiates a new session


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