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Posted: April 20 2004,07:13 QUOTE


I have a RPM I would like to install onto My Computer running DSL. How do I install this ? I dont have a internet connection.
Is there a thing in DSL like the mandrake program installer ?


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Posted: April 20 2004,16:21 QUOTE

On Knoppix I install rpm files using alien -i xxxxxxxxxx.rpm I thinks alien is not installed with dsl I supposse you must apt-install it before

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Posted: April 20 2004,16:36 QUOTE

There's probably a Debian equivalent of whatever app you're trying to install.  Check , it has a list of unsupported repositories that may have the package you're trying to install.  If so, just add the mirror insto you sources.list and apt-get install packagename.

Also, most developers now offer binaries for multiple architectures and whatnot, check the package maintainers website, he may have already packaged the app you want in deb format.

P.S. Sometimes Debian and RedHat package names differ, what you want may already be in the testing pool, just not named quite the same.

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