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Re: Getting started with apt (was: mozilla)



On Fri 15 October 2004 16:52, Temlakos wrote:
> 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.
yes, some other files also come this way, they'll often end in .bin
>
> > > 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.)
the h gives a 'hashed' percentage readout - let's you know how far you've got 
with the process. What it really does is to let you know that rpm is actually 
_doing_ something - otherwise all you'll get is a hanging prompt until the 
process is complete.

>
> Thanks a lot for the other advice--very valuable indeed.
>
> Temlakos
You're welcome.

Stuart
-- 
Stuart Sears RHCE, RHCX
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