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Hi all... I want to install a program, but only find it in Fedora's RPM... Can I install it in my Mandriva?? (Im using Mandriva 2007)......
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    Can I use other distro's RPM??


    Hi all...

    I want to install a program, but only find it in Fedora's RPM...

    Can I install it in my Mandriva??

    (Im using Mandriva 2007)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by xinuc View Post
    Hi all...

    I want to install a program, but only find it in Fedora's RPM...

    Can I install it in my Mandriva??

    (Im using Mandriva 2007)...
    It's not generally recommended to do this, but I've done it myself with no ill effects. As you know Mandriva and Fedora are based on Redhat which is RPM based.

    I don't think you would do any real damage installing an RPM intended for another distro, but the best approach would be ... don't do it.

    What programme do you want to install?
    I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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