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seriously, this looks like a very basic command used to open and run installer files, whenever i try to use it it says "rpm: command not found"
and whenever i double click an RPM file, it says "cannot open. not a supported filetype" (or something to that meaning)
so HTF do i get RPM? it should be in the kernel but if its not how do i get it? i couldnt find a download on google.
    
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I'm believing this is in Linux.
RPM is (Correct me if I'm wrong), something like a .ZIP or .RAR file, or just a packed file.
I know Redhat supports them, but I can't remember anything else. I'm a no0b to Linux, y'know
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are you using an rpm package manager?
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Which distro are you using?
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if its a debian based distro you wont have rpm. What distro are you using. if its a debian distro try pkgtool or setup to install packages. You could also try apt-get install rpm
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I'd check to make sure that the RPM file is exactly the right one for your system.
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post #7 of 11
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thanks. it is debian based so i found out how to convert to .deb
it installed, but doesnt work
it is VMwaretools cause im running this OS under XP while XP is running in VMwaretools workstation
so yeah im kinda frustrated

OH another question
if i have a .tar.gz
this is ubuntu 6.06
most installers come like this
what do i do to install (in general)
    
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Originally Posted by amd_hardsoftware View Post
thanks. it is debian based so i found out how to convert to .deb
it installed, but doesnt work
it is VMwaretools cause im running this OS under XP while XP is running in VMwaretools workstation
so yeah im kinda frustrated

OH another question
if i have a .tar.gz
this is ubuntu 6.06
most installers come like this
what do i do to install (in general)
in command line:
tar -zxvf file_name_here
A new folder should be created, use 'cd' to move into the new folder.
then look for a file/script that says installer.
./installer_script_name_here
If you don't see one then look to see if theres configure file. If so type:
sudo ./configure
sudo make install clean

If none of the above works, then look at the readme file, it should tell you everything you need to know in there.

Graphically:
right click on the file and then go to extract file. Then go into the new folder and look for above files and run them.
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thanks ill try that today
    
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i dunno if i am being stupid or what, but nothing i install works
like i install and console is sayin some *** that seems to indicate that it is installing but it never completes and i can never see the end result

also i get error: zlib needed


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WHAT IS ZLIB?!!!
    
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