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ATI's graphics card drivers are in the .rpm format. I am using Slackware 9.1 and I would like to install these new drivers as soon as possible but I don't ...
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    Converting an .rpm package to a slackware9.1 filetype


    ATI's graphics card drivers are in the .rpm format. I am using Slackware 9.1 and I would like to install these new drivers as soon as possible but I don't know how.

    I downloaded Alien Extra for slackware 8.1 (its all they had) so I could convert the .rpm to something slackware will like but I don't know how to use it.

    Can someone help me out here? Thanks

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    Run rpm -Uvh rpmfilename.rpm to see what dependancies are required.
    Check if you have them and force an install using : rpm -Uvh --nodeps rpmfilename.rpm to install it.
    Since you are using Slack, the RPM DB is empty so using the -Uvh will get a screaming result of unresolved dependancies.

    I'm also looking for a program that repackes the RPM to package installers used by slack....

    Let me know if you find a working app.
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    Check out "rpm2tgz"

    Good luck

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