[Comm-en] Installing Local Packages?

Egor Grebnev egor at altlinux.ru
Sun Sep 4 09:46:27 MSD 2005

You should log in as root to install packages.

However, if the driver comes from some other source than ALT Linux 
repository, it will most likely fail to work even if you install the 

What kind of modem do you have?

Rachel Ramey wrote:

> 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<><
> http://www.homeworksbest.net
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