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22nd May 2004, 07:45 PM
Ok, I am VERY new to linux, and have just installed fedora core 2 on a 2nd hard drive. I have used Red Hat briefly, and wanted to install AMSN messenger. I have downloaded the amsn rpm. can anyone give me some advice as to how to install it?
22nd May 2004, 07:53 PM
$ rpm -Uvh <yourfile>.rpm
U for Update if already installed, Install if not
v for verbose
h for hash visual
22nd May 2004, 07:55 PM
where should I place the file before performing the rpm command? is there a specific folder? or does the rpm command unpack the files to a specific folder automatically?
22nd May 2004, 08:02 PM
nowhere in particular. just run the rpm command where your file is.
You probably need to be root to run it though. Type 'su' to be root. 'exit' to come back to your user.
22nd May 2004, 08:21 PM
It says 'failed dependancies: /usr/bin/wish is needed'. ???
22nd May 2004, 08:43 PM
I believe wish is a program that comes with Tcl/Tk. You need to have Tcl/Tk installed on your system.
22nd May 2004, 08:46 PM
yeah, got to that stage, sorry. Now having more problems trying to configure tcl, as descibed in a new post I made.
Again, I apologise for being so newbie-ish!
26th March 2006, 07:08 PM
When trying to install tcl-devel on Fedora It has several dependencies that, in the end, two of them are needed each other so I can perform de installation of none...
I tried wiht the --force flag, but neither...
28th March 2006, 03:17 AM
to install several packages that are dependent on each other install them together:
rpm -Uvh pack1.rpm pack2.rpm
rpm -Uvh *rpm
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