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Re: [TCLUG:4343] RPM question......

The location of the rpm doesn't matter. It is similiar to windows program
that is self-installing (download nsc123.exe, double click on it and say
install and that it's done). After the install you can delete it, but I
recommend keeping it if you have the hard drive space. This way if you
upgrade to a newer version that doesn't work, you can just go back to the
old rpm and not find it and download. I'd make a directory ~/rpm and
download it there. Then:

cd ~/rpm
rpm -Uvh WindowMaker-blah.rpm

To install window maker, each user should run wmaker.inst it that will
copy the files to your home directory. Then go to X with no window manager
loaded and run wmaker&

Hope this helps, good luck,


On Sat, 27 Feb 1999, Lawrence Crisp wrote:

> Hi all,
> I'm going to be installing Window Maker on my system today, (RH5.1, using 
> RPM) and I'm wondering if it matters where I put the rpm package when I 
> download it.  I've got a fair idea of how to run rpm and install the 
> package, but I don't know if I need to keep the rpm files after the 
> install, and if it matters where I put them.  This is the first time I've 
> used rpm, so any advice or commentary would be helpful.  Also, will I need 
> to set up Window Maker for each user account?  (I assume the install should 
> be done by root)
> Thanks,
> Lawrence Crisp
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