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    Is my Linux Debbian?


    I have Knoppix linux -- can you tell me is it Debbian or not?

    I am trying to install Cinelerra and that is one of my problems.

    Any advice or coaching will be appreciated. Thanks --- ---

    Farnham

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    You mean Debian?

    Knoppix is a live cd based off debian, so i suppose you have it.....but you can't install to a live cd, you would have to install it to a harddrive first. What are you planning to do i'm not getting it...

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    No.

    Knoppix isnt debian, but it is based on debian so most of the .deb files will work with apt

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    It's based on Debian unstable branch.

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    No I have Knoppix installed on my hard disk, but I didn't do it myself. I'm trying to install Cinelerra (video editing) and the KPackage installer message says:

    >st '...cinelerra.1.2.2-1.i386.rpm';echo RESULT=$?
    rpm: to install cinelerra on Debian systems, use alien. See README. Debian.
    error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - No such file or directory (2)
    error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm
    RESULT=1

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    Looks like you are running a Debian based OS. Debian packages end in .deb, not .rpm. .rpm is used for SuSE and Redhat I believe.

    You can try to convert the .rpm package to a .deb file using the following command.
    Code:
    alien -d cinelerra.1.2.2-1.i386.rpm
    If it does not give any errors, you shoudl then be able to install it using
    Code:
    dpkg -i cinelerra.1.2.2-1.i386.deb
    You may need to run both those commands as root.

    Hope this helps, and if I'm wrong (which I could be, I'm a new user myself), hopefully, someone will correct me.

    --adam

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    Cinelerra packages for Debian Sid.
    http://www.ftconsult.com/twiki/bin/v...nelerra/Debian

    the alien method should work too...
    far...out

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