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Re: Getting started with apt (was: mozilla)



On Fri, 2004-10-15 at 11:17, Stuart Sears wrote:
> This is totally unneccessary. Unless the downloaded file is a self-installing 
> package that you run directly, it does not need to be executable at all.
> You can skip this part.

You're right, I think. I ran into that problem when installing Java as a
self-installing package from Sun.

> > Still as root, execute "rpm -i " followed by the name of the package.
> fine. Personally I would favour 
> rpm -Uvh apt-<whatever>.noarch.rpm

I understand the U and v flags, but what does the h flag do? (Just so
I'm clear on how to use rpm effectively.)

Thanks a lot for the other advice--very valuable indeed.

Temlakos


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