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kracker
I just installed Red Hat Linux 8.0 on my system which also has windows xp.I've downloaded some linux apps and I dont understand how to open tar.gz files. I am able to open i386-rpm files.Since I am an imbecile when it comes to linux, can anyone tell me what rpm stands for.Also I am unable to play mp3 files using the audio player,kaboodle, or noatun.
Joey
see http://www.linuxhelp.ca/newbies/#unzip
Joey
oh and rpm stands for RPM Package Manager (http://www.rpm.org)

re: mp3s, we will need error messages etc to help troubleshoot.. can you currently hear any sound?
salazaar
NO! RPM stands for Redhat Package Manager, so it isn't one of those delicious recursive acronyms.
Joey
Go to http://www.rpm.org and read the first paragraph.

www.rpm.org
The RPM Package Manager (RPM) is a powerful command line driven package management system capable of installing, uninstalling, verifying, querying, and updating computer software packages. Each software package consists of an archive of files along with information about the package like its version, a description, and the like. There is also a related API ("Application Program Interface"), permitting advanced developers to bypass 'shelling out' to a command line, and to manage such transactions from within a native coding language.
Corey
Dude stole my avatar!
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