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Bug 4562

Summary: installing rpm's on gentoo linux
Product: [OLD] Docs-user Reporter: marc <marc.provencher>
Component: Gentoo Linux FAQAssignee: Sherman Boyd (meekrob) (RETIRED) <meekrob>
Severity: normal CC: vapier
Priority: High    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: x86   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description marc 2002-07-05 00:13:19 UTC
I have software that's only available as an rpm. It's a Cisco VPN client that
was provided by my employer, and they supplied it as an rpm. Can I use rpm on
Gentoo Linux to install binary packages ? What will and will not work ?
Comment 1 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2002-07-05 01:20:37 UTC
`emerge rpm` will install redhat's rpm system ...
since i dont know how rpm works (in terms of dependency checking and such), 
just try to install the vpn and see how it works.

as for 'only available as an rpm' i dunno ... i have the Cisco VPN client in 
tar.gz format ...

if the straight `rpm -i <cisco vpn rpm>` doesnt work, i'm sure you can just 
extract the rpm's contents and install it by hand, its not hard
Comment 2 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2002-08-05 20:45:47 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 2893 ***