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    "rpm: command not found" I'm really a NEWBIE!

    Yesterday I have installed my first linux server "SMOOTHWALL" on a server at my job. This SMOOTHWALL box is really easy to set up and anyone can install it.
    Now I am using SSH to connect to this server from home and everything works fine but I need to install other packages that smoothwall don't have.

    Every time I get "rpm: command not found".

    How can I download and install other packages (lynx, mc, wget...)?

    Please help!!

    Costin

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    hey man, i'm a linuxnoob myself but i understand a bit of what you need to do.

    you're gonna need to download the source for the rpm package and compile it yourself. these files are generally gonna be in a <filename.tar.gz> or <filename.tar.bz> or something like that. basically you can use the wget command to grab it off the net. what i do is find the file using internet explorer on my windows box and hover my mouse over the link that initiates the download, look at it in the bottom left corner of the internet explorer and type that url using the wget command in the linux box.

    i.e. wget http://www.redhat.com/downloads.what...isufind.tar.gz

    dig?

    after u get it you'll have to unzip it and then untarball it or whatever the terminology is. get to the next step and post here if you get stuck.

    from one noob to another i hope this helps

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    Re: "rpm: command not found" I'm really a NEWBIE

    Dear iacos,
    Hello,

    Quote Originally Posted by iacos
    Every time I get "rpm: command not found".
    You can install rpm package from your installation CD's.

    Step 1: Insert your Disk 1 and boot your system.
    Step 2: type linux rescue
    Setp 3: when you got shell then type this rpm -ivh --root /mnt/sysimage
    Setp 4: chroot /mnt/sysimage and test weather rpm is working or not ?
    Step 5: exit
    Step 6: exit

    Quote Originally Posted by iacos
    How can I download and install other packages (lynx, mc, wget...)?
    You can install these packages from your Installation CD's.

    # rpm -ivh wget-x.y.z.rpm
    # rpm -ivh mc-x.y.z.rpm
    # rpm -ivh lynx-x.y.z.rpm


    Best Regards.
    Frrkh hmd

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