Posted by Rik (126.96.36.199) on October 03, 2000 at 14:15:42:
In Reply to: New User (Old Problem)? posted by Dan Sampsel on September 26, 2000 at 19:04:28:
: Thank GOODNESS I've found a LUG in the local area! I will be in to the next meeting. My current problem:
: I need to edit setserial file to correctly configure my Actiontec Call Waiting modem. I can't, for the life of me,
: figure out how to do this. Secondly, I'm having a devil of a time learning how to easily install RPM's & tar.gz files.
: I'm beginning to feel brain-dead. Must be a remnant or artifact remaining from those years of Windoze!
Sorry I missed this one, Dan -
Hope to see you at the meeting, Oct 12th.
What distribution are you working with?
'rpm' is a RedHat thing, and is not always included in all distributions.
On RedHat systems, installing an RPM for a package not previously installed is done with the command 'rpm -ivh packagename.rpm'
If you are updating an existing package, use 'rpm -uvh packagename.rpm'
If the package requires a library or package you don't have, it will report a 'failed dependancy' and list the packages you need to install first.
Installing tar.gz's is usually documented inside the README file inside the unpacked tar directory.
Do 'tar -zxf filename.tar.gz' and 'cd' to the directory unpacked, then open the README file with your favorite text editor or the 'more' command.