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Old 22nd June 2005, 02:50 PM
ECarroll47 Offline
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installing RPMs

HI all
I am new to Fedora coming from Suse and would like to no how to install RPMs, I see you can not just click them and they install like in Suse. what do I do?

PS. Running FC4
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Old 22nd June 2005, 02:58 PM
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From the command line:

rpm -ivh rpmfilename

rpm -Uvh rpmfilename

man rpm for lots of other options.
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Old 22nd June 2005, 02:58 PM
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To install rpm's you need to go into a terminal and as root:
rpm -Uvh filename.rpm
the "-Uvh" is the paramaterI use most often ( it will will install or upgrade the package) there are various commands you can use just run
man rpm
to see all options.
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Old 22nd June 2005, 03:06 PM
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Thanks you all .Thats what I thought.
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Old 22nd June 2005, 03:19 PM
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You can alwways double-clic them to install them. i do it every day ! :o)))
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Old 22nd June 2005, 03:27 PM
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ECarroll, I'm not sure if I understood your question. But, with KDE, you can skip the commandline in almost all simple situations.
So, if you are browsing a webpage that has the rpm you need to install, you can just click on it and the it will open with 'kpackage' that, among many other things, will let you install the package with a click.
If you are browsing your filesystem with konqueror you can do exactly the same. Obviously you can also run kpackage alone.
If you're familiar with apt, you can also use the synaptic front end for an all-graphic management of your rpms.
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