[Ilugc] How to open .rpm files
- From: ganesh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Ganesh Swami)
- Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 13:15:41 -0800
Suriya Narayanan M S wanted us to know:
On Wednesday 11 December 2002 14:09, you wrote:
How to open .rpm files..
I read this tip somewhere. You do not need to be
root to install an rpm file. `open' the .rpm file (if that
is what you mean) in mc by hitting enter on its name.
It shows the directories and files in the package. One can
even copy the files to a temporary location and use them
I thought RPM files were a simply a modified form of the CPIO format.
IIRC, while building garnome, it extracts the BlueCurve theme (which was
a rpm) using cpio. But watching compile lines scroll by for two hours is
insane, so I maybe wrong.
Suriya Narayanan M S
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