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Bug 4562 - installing rpm's on gentoo linux
Summary: installing rpm's on gentoo linux
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 2893
Alias: None
Product: [OLD] Docs-user
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Gentoo Linux FAQ (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Sherman Boyd (meekrob) (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2002-07-05 00:13 UTC by marc
Modified: 2005-07-17 13:06 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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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 ***