[Comm-en] Installing Local Packages?

Rachel Ramey rachel at homeworksbest.net
Sun Sep 4 07:51:11 MSD 2005

I'm using ALT Jr. 2.2.  I am totally new to apt-get/Synaptic (fairly new to Linux in general), and I need to install a specific rpm which is already on my HDD.  How do I do this?  (The file is my modem driver, so I can't even get online from there to download repositories or ask for help!)  I can't seem to find any way to install local packages.  I've tried manually installing the file from a terminal, using both apt-get and rpm, and either way I get the following:

error: cannot get exclusive lock on /var/lib/rpm/Packages
error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - (-1)
error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm

Thanks in advance! :)

Be blessed! 
~Rachel Ramey<><
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