RPM+Slackware Mini-Howto : Installing the software

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You must be root to accomplish the next steps.

You must then untar the package from the root directory. Here are the instructions for doing so:

        cd /
        tar zxvpf /home/wolf/rpm-2.4.5-1.i386.tar.gz

Of course, replace the /home/wolf with the correct path for the filename.

Next, you have to create a directory called « rpm » under the /var/lib tree.

mkdir /var/lib/rpm

Now type ‘rpm –initdb’ to initialize the rpm database.

If everything has gone correctly up to this point, you will have a rpm-capable system! Test it out by grabbing any rpm file and installing it with ‘rpm -Uvh filename.rpm’

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