Re: installation

Where can I get a dia rpm package?
On Fri, 2005-02-18 at 09:30, Alan Horkan wrote:
On Fri, 18 Feb 2005, Dennis Schaffner wrote:

Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2005 06:52:32 -0600
From: Dennis Schaffner <djs7 earthlink net>
Reply-To: discussions about usage and development of dia
    <dia-list gnome org>
To: discussions about usage and development of dia <dia-list gnome org>
Subject: Re: installation

I downloaded version 0.94 and I am using red hat workstation linux,
which I think is the 2.4 kernel. I'm new to this so I appreciate the
help. Dennis

There should be a tool listed in the menu for adding and removing packages
however I started using linux before such tools and I can only explain the
slighly more complicated command line based method of installing RPM
files.  I'm assuming you are an absolute beginner so sorry if my attempt
at explanation is too pedantic.

You will need to have administrator priviledges on your computer.  If you
do not have adminstrator priviledges then the RPM file is useless and you
will need to compile from source and put Dia in your home directory.

Log in to your administrator account (or any account that has admin
privilidges) and at the command line type the following:

rpm -i $the-name-of-dia-package-goes-here.rpm
rpm --install $the-name-of-dia-package-goes-here.rpm

and that should do the trick.

If you have an older version of Dia installed you might need to try
rpm --upgrade $the-name-of-dia-package-goes-here.rpm

(Also you should not trust me and you should check that the command I have
suggested doesn't do anything harmful to your machine.  This is the
internet, I could easily be lying.  Reading the man page by typing "man
rpm" should be enough to allow you to verify the command is safe).

Hope that helps.


Alan Horkan

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