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    how to install rpm programs in knoppix 4.0


    how do you use alein to install rpm programs?

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    Alien will convert the package. You will have to install it yourself.

    Here is the man page for alien: http://www.die.net/doc/linux/man/man1/alien.1.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by bryansmith
    Alien will convert the package. You will have to install it yourself.

    Here is the man page for alien: http://www.die.net/doc/linux/man/man1/alien.1.html

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    I know ... holy necropost, but I was led astray by this thread and I thought others might too. Knoppix has the RPM tools built in so you can just execute RPMs directly:

    rpm -i <package name>

    The only problem is for your first rpm you'll first get an error that /usr/src/rpm/SOURCES doesn't exist. Simply create that directory, rerun the rpm command and you'll be good to go.

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