Why RPMs?

I've been trying to install GNOME on my Linux system for quite a while. The
main problem is that most things won't compile out of CVS (I don't expect
them to) and that all the compiled versions or releases are in RPMs, and I
don't have rpm... Does anyone know if I can get RPM? I'm not sure how it
works and wether it will work on a system that is technically Slackware,
some way back in the depths of time, but practically of my own design? The
FTP site only has tarballs for CVS snapshots, which aren't much use to me.

-- Stephanos Piperoglou -- sp249@cam.ac.uk -------------------
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