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Author Topic: rpm2tgz question  (Read 1480 times)
kge420
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« on: March 06, 2008, 05:46:58 pm »

 I am having trouble with this program.
 root:# rpm2tgz MFC5440CNlpr-1.0.2-1.i386.rpm
ERROR:  rpm2cpio failed.  (maybe MFC5440CNlpr-1.0.2-1.i386.rpm is not an RPM?)
vector://home/kge420
root:#
 I am trying to use this to get my printer installed. Thanks, Keith
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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2008, 06:06:36 pm »

You will have to find the Program that is not in RPM.. V.L. will not run or install it from and RPM file.

you will need to find it as a .tlz or compile it from source code.

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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2008, 07:26:46 pm »

rpm2tgz is intended to be used to convert rpm software packages to tgz (standard Slackware) format.  If the conversion works, some packages at least should work with VL.

kge420:  I don't know what this error message means.  Hopefully somebody more knowledgeable than I am will come along and explain what went wrong.
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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2008, 08:00:00 pm »

I've used the tool a few times, with hit and miss success. if you can find the app as source, or tgz your laughing. There is another option I was looking around the net and found you can get this driver as either rpm or deb there's another tool deb2tgz.

http://code.google.com/p/deb2tgz/downloads/list

I'm not sure if you went direct to get your driver but heres where I found it.

http://solutions.brother.com/linux/sol/printer/linux/cups_drivers.html

My vector box is down or I'd try and get this going for you.  I'm currently working on a server project of my own.

Hope this gives you something to try out.
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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2008, 02:00:54 am »

I used rpm2tgz couple times. Last one was Opera weekly beta. Worked ok, even on x64 Vector
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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2008, 09:06:23 pm »

What comes up when you type 'file MFC5440CNlpr-1.0.2-1.i386.rpm'?

The download also may have been corrupted. If you throw one bit out of place for some compression algorithms, the whole process goes down the tubes
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