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Re: Dummy

On Sat, Mar 01, 2003 at 08:16:08AM -0600, Kent West wrote:
> Travis Crump wrote:
> >Kent West wrote:
> >>Wow! You're right; I didn't know about the rpm command being on 
> >>Debian. But sure enough, it's on my box, and the man page says 
> >>indicates that it'll install rpms.
> >
> >The man page is lying.  rpm is there to be used by alien and to build 
> >rpms, it can't install packages because the rpm package database 
> >doesn't exist.  If you try to create an rpm package database in order 
> >to get it to work, don't expect your system to stay unbroken for long.
> So you're saying that if you have an .rpm, you should not try to install 
> it via rpm, but rather convert it to a .deb using alien (which uses rpm 
> in the background), and then install the resulting .deb?


Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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