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I know that Yoper supports rpm, deb, and tgz files.... but how do I install them? I know that rpm -i installs an rpm, but what about the other two ...
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    Another possible stupid question....


    I know that Yoper supports rpm, deb, and tgz files.... but how do I install them?

    I know that rpm -i installs an rpm, but what about the other two mentioned filetypes?

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    Re: Another possible stupid question....

    Quote Originally Posted by taking_the_music_back
    I know that Yoper supports rpm, deb, and tgz files.... but how do I install them?

    I know that rpm -i installs an rpm, but what about the other two mentioned filetypes?
    tgz is the slackware type and deb is the debian type
    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/topic-19957.html

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    I don't think that answers his question because the FAQ focuses on the install process within each OS ...

    I asked the same question a few days ago (question number 2):

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/topic-28624.html

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    http://www.isotton.com/gnu-install.html


    No question is stupid, unless you don't ask it ..if you don't know...I will keep an eye on this thread...manipulating .tar.gz and .tar.bz2 is pretty easy once you get the proper commands..when I first started in Linux that was a biggie for me too...now...a piece of cake...try the website above...that should get you started...also you can open the package in a browser by double clicking it...inside there will be a instal or readme file that will give you instructions...don't give up ...just dig in a bit and you will be unpacking them and installing them like a pro in no time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by theaddict
    I don't think that answers his question because the FAQ focuses on the install process within each OS ...

    I asked the same question a few days ago (question number 2):

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/topic-28624.html
    ok, i see now. When I answerd I misread the question.
    However, accroding to yopper faq
    Q. What are the best features of Linux that are part of Yoper?

    A. Thanks to the contributions of other Linux developers and vendors to open source software we have been able to integrate these great features into our OS:

    * The base system is built from scratch.
    * Packagetools come from Slackware (installpkg, removepkg).
    * Raidtools from Red Hat.
    * Kudzu Hardware recognition from Red Hat.
    * Startup scripts from Red Hat.
    * Mozilla from Netscape Ltd.
    * OpenOffice from Sun.
    * Hwsetup from Knoppix.
    * Sax2, Yast2 from SuSE
    * KDE 3.3.
    * Apt tools from Debian.
    * Synaptic from Connectiva.
    It sounds to me like it has the package tools from both debian and slackware
    so it should install just like you would on either slackware or debian. So install them just like the orginal link I posted says

    I agree, there are no stupid questions, that is how you learn

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    Hard to tell whats the question and whats the answer...using 2 different threads ya know...lol

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    my answer is to the op

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    I have never tried it, but maybe you could just try "apt-get install package.deb" from the commandline and it'll work ...

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    I've not tried the .deb package thing...

    but I think I will.

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    root@yos downloads # apt-get install gtk-gnutella_0.95.0-0_i386.deb
    Reading Package Lists... Done
    Building Dependency Tree... Done
    E: Couldn't find package gtk-gnutella_0.95.0-0_i386.deb


    that error message when I try to install a .deb package..

    I'm only familiar with .pkgtool, rpm -i, and some forms of tarball installations, so a lot of this is new to me.

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