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How do u install rpm's on mint?

Postby cloud on Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:13 pm

so i was wandering how to install rpm's on linux mint 2.1 all the commands from the site i get them from doesn't work, this is the first time in 1 year since i used linux so im a little rusty, if anyone has any tricks let me know.,
Later,Jae
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Postby clem on Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:43 pm

You need to use alien.. to make a deb out of the rpm.

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Postby No-Aim on Fri Jan 05, 2007 2:51 pm

Isn't is theoretically posible to build an distro wich can handle rpm's and deb's?


Must (theoretically) work or not?
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Postby scorp123 on Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:13 pm

No-Aim wrote:Isn't is theoretically posible to build an distro wich can handle rpm's and deb's
You would run into dependency problems :wink: But most distros can easily convert the packages of one format to the other ... e.g. RPM <==> DEB ... better than nothing.
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alien

Postby cloud on Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:34 am

Thank u for the help everyone but i have another problem, alien wont run or install at all. anyone have a idea?
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Re: alien

Postby scorp123 on Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:37 am

cloud wrote:Thank u for the help everyone but i have another problem, alien wont run or install at all. anyone have a idea?
Can you please be more specfic? What did you try? What was the precise error message?
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here u go

Postby cloud on Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:51 am

make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.
make: *** No rule to make target `install'. Stop.
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Re: here u go

Postby scorp123 on Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:54 am

cloud wrote:make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.
make: *** No rule to make target `install'. Stop.
Sorry, I don't see what this has to do with alien ??? Looks to me like you were trying to compile something? It would really help if you were more specific ... :wink:
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i did what it told me to do and then some

Postby cloud on Sat Jan 06, 2007 12:02 pm

root@WarHawk:~# tar -zxvf alien_8.65.tar.gz
tar: alien_8.65.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
root@WarHawk:~# ./alien_8.65.tar.gz
-bash: ./alien_8.65.tar.gz: No such file or directory
root@WarHawk:~# ./alien.pl
-bash: ./alien.pl: No such file or directory
root@WarHawk:~# perl Makefile.PL; make; make install
Can't open perl script "Makefile.PL": No such file or directory
make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.
make: *** No rule to make target `install'. Stop.
i dont get how to install it.
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Re: i did what it told me to do and then some

Postby scorp123 on Sat Jan 06, 2007 12:39 pm

cloud wrote:root@WarHawk:~# tar -zxvf alien_8.65.tar.gz
tar: alien_8.65.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
root@WarHawk:~# ./alien_8.65.tar.gz
-bash: ./alien_8.65.tar.gz: No such file or directory
root@WarHawk:~# ./alien.pl
-bash: ./alien.pl: No such file or directory
root@WarHawk:~# perl Makefile.PL; make; make install
Can't open perl script "Makefile.PL": No such file or directory
make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.
make: *** No rule to make target `install'. Stop.
i dont get how to install it.
OK, first things first: You are a "newbie", right? :lol: Please, don't enter commands if you don't know what they do, OK? You only gonna ruin your system.

Then, let's move to the core of the problem:
Why oh why do you even want to install *.rpm files? What's this all about? Care to tell us a little so we maybe could come up with better suggestions?

Then, as for the alien package: Why don't you just tell synaptic ("Add/Remove Software") to download and install the proper version for you from the repositories ?? Given that you don't yet quite have the level of knowledge I don't think it's a good idea for you to try and manually compile packages ... With all due respect, but you just don't have this knowledge yet and you're almost bound to experience one frustration after the other if you immediately start with such advanced topics :wink:

What is it that you so desperately need to run / download / compile but cannot find in the repos?? Please explain, maybe there is an easier workaround and/or solution for you ... something that will yield better results.
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limewire

Postby cloud on Sat Jan 06, 2007 2:36 pm

i want to install limewire ,and it is not that i dont know what is what its just things are different on mint then red hat linux :lol:
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Re: limewire

Postby scorp123 on Sat Jan 06, 2007 2:47 pm

cloud wrote:i want to install limewire
Forget that crap. Take Frostwire instead. Frostwire is a free fork from Limewire, it looks and feels and works absolutely the same. And in the future please tell us right from start what you want :wink:
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frostwire

Postby cloud on Sat Jan 06, 2007 2:57 pm

ok i will sorry about that , so frostwire better huh i'll give it a try
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Re: frostwire

Postby scorp123 on Sat Jan 06, 2007 3:03 pm

cloud wrote: frostwire better
Yes, Limewire gave in to some pressure of the music industry and I think they added some strange content filters, if not even worse stuff to their software. I personally don't trust Limewire anymore. Others felt the same and so created Frostwire which is a free program (free as in free code, free beer and free speech) but other than that absolutely has the same look and feel. Even themes should work, so that the difference between the two is hard to notice. It may be necessary to modify some of your software repos so all dependencies can be downloaded. And there are some minor issues between Frostwire and eye-candy stuff such as Beryl (e.g. a completely white window is displayed). If you run in any of those problems please come back here :wink:
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yes frostwire is better and thanks

Postby cloud on Sat Jan 06, 2007 3:09 pm

yeah i got frostwire and had no problems thank you so much for metioning synaptic package manager so i could up grade my stuff and for frostwire :D ,i
i would have been lost for months with out u i owe u.
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