Re: installation question

Tomas Duewiger (
Mon, 14 Dec 98 13:54:01 -0500

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 Hi all!!!

OK, I'm at work where I installed RedHat with the same CD I used at
home.  (afterstep still works here, old version)  I found the rpms and
all files.  I have the same install here that I have at home.  I found
libXpm.a and in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11  When I try to install the
rpms for xdevel and xpmdevel it complains that the packages are already
installed.  So I searched and I discovered that xpm.h is installed in
/usr/X11R6/include/X11  Is this where it is supposed to be??  Don't know
if I said it before but I installed EVERYTHING when I set these machines
up.  Can I simply copy xpm.h to /usr/X11R6/lib??  These files where here
all along.

The version of RH 5.1 I purchased came with a white CD case, unlike all
my friends who have a blue CD case.  Is it possible I have a different
revision?  Hmmm.....

I'll report more this evening,

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Subject: Re: installation question
Author: <>
Date: 12/14/98 7:13 PM

Nathan Widmyer <> writes:

> Thomas, what you told him command-line wise was incorrect.  It won't
> return anything anyway because package names include version numbers,
> just XFree86-devel.

That's new to me. rpm -q packagename_without_number returns the name
_with_ the number. rpm don't care about the number. 
I got a RedHat 5.1 running (same as Schaible) and tested the command
posting to make sure that I don't post shit. And here 'rpm -q
XFree86-devel' returns a 'XFree86-devel-' a 'rpm -q foo-bar' 
returns 'package foo-bar is not installed' and a 'rpm -q 
XFree86-devel-' returns the same because I got patchlevel 
18 installed. 

This is just to avoid confusion for all the new rpm users.


Tomas Duewiger
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