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Old 23rd March 2009, 10:09 PM
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rpm assistance

Hey doing RPMs this time.

So lets say I've downloaded the i386 RPM for GIMP and I'm installing from command line (teacher requires it)


I know I don't have the dependencies so I use "--aid" in the command
rpm {-i} [--aid] xsane-gimp-0.996-3.fc10.i386.rpm

I have also tried
rpm -i --aid xsane-gimp-0.996-3.fc10.i386.rpm
rpm [--aid] {-i} xsane-gimp-0.996-3.fc10.i386.rpm
rpm --aid -i xsane-gimp-0.996-3.fc10.i386.rpm

and other forms of the same command, but all i get are syntax errors
how do i download the needed dependencies then install the package?
do i download those first?
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Old 24th March 2009, 01:56 AM
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use yum to install software
yum install gimp
this will take care of the ( about 20 ) dependencies needed to run gimp

have you read the output of
rpm --help
 - and -
man rpm
if the dependencies are not in the same folder then they wont install (-aid)
if you are not worried , or do not care about needed dependencies
rpm --nodeps ???.rpm
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