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thomas7.10
June 1st, 2008, 07:13 PM
Hi!

Can somebody tell me what i have to install or to do to get this /bin/sh on my computer. I tried different rpm files but none of them did work.

could someone please help me?

Thomas

Monicker
June 1st, 2008, 07:17 PM
/bin/sh is on your system by default. Why do you think you need to install it?

Maestro23
June 1st, 2008, 07:17 PM
What exactly are you trying to do/install?

Joeb454
June 1st, 2008, 07:23 PM
Hi!

Can somebody tell me what i have to install or to do to get this /bin/sh on my computer. I tried different rpm files but none of them did work.

could someone please help me?

Thomas

Theres your problem - RPM files are for Red Hat based systems. You'll need to look for a .deb file to install :)

Unless you want to compile from source - as the post above asks - what're you trying to install?

HotShotDJ
June 1st, 2008, 07:26 PM
Can somebody tell me what i have to install or to do to get this /bin/sh on my computer. I tried different rpm files but none of them did work.:confused:
Installing /bin/sh ????
Tried different rpm files ????

Why are you trying different rpm files for anything? Ubuntu doesn't use rpm files to install software. (yes, you can convert rpm files to deb files, but it is rarely necessary)

Have you looked at Ubuntu's package management software? Go to System --> Administration --> Synaptic Package Manager to see the thousands of software packages that are installable with a simple point-and-click. Try it out and be amazed!

thomas7.10
June 1st, 2008, 07:33 PM
Well once i wanted to install VMware server and then another program that is only aviable in rpm. I know that i had that other program isntalled once but i can't remember how i did it.

Thomas

cariboo907
June 1st, 2008, 07:52 PM
If you want to install an rpm file, the first thing you will need is alien it is available through synaptic. Once you have it installed you have to run in a terminal:


alien -d filename.rpm

to convert it to a deb.Then just double click on the resulting file and gdebi will install it for you if there are no outstanding dependencies.

If you want to install vmware server there is a tutorial here:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=788169&highlight=install+vmware+server

Have fun

Jim

thomas7.10
June 1st, 2008, 08:14 PM
ok well the alien thing gives me that output:



thomas@thomas-desktop:~/Desktop$ sudo alien -d file.rpm
[sudo] password for thomas:
Warning: Skipping conversion of scripts in package file: postinst postrm prerm
Warning: Use the --scripts parameter to include the scripts.


And now it seems like nothing is happening.

I wonder if i just could "unpack" the rpm and put all the files in the right folders? I think that way i did it last time...

JosephMu
July 10th, 2009, 01:42 AM
:confused:
Installing /bin/sh ????
Tried different rpm files ????

Why are you trying different rpm files for anything? Ubuntu doesn't use rpm files to install software. (yes, you can convert rpm files to deb files, but it is rarely necessary)

Have you looked at Ubuntu's package management software? Go to System --> Administration --> Synaptic Package Manager to see the thousands of software packages that are installable with a simple point-and-click. Try it out and be amazed!

the spirit of Linux is FREE we can do anything on our own way!!

Go to System --> Administration --> Synaptic Package Manager
you do this, what is the different between Ubuntu and dirty Wnds???:guitar: