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From: chris on 14 Jan 2010 05:18
On 14/01/10 07:24, Andy Botterill wrote:
> Ivor Jones wrote:
>> On 14/01/10 01:57, Martin Gregorie wrote:
>>> On Wed, 13 Jan 2010 20:47:32 +0000, Ivor Jones wrote:
>>> I'd unplonk him if I was you and crawl a bit. You're coming across as an
>>> arrogant stranger right now.
>> Hmm. I ask a simple question and all I get are comments which do
>> little or nothing to answer my question. If that's arrogance then so
>> be it.
> Going back to you original question. I've used yum for some time and
> rpm's for some time and have not seen an rpm.run file.
They're quite commonly used for proprietary packages. I've seen a few,
particularly from the likes of realplayer and adobe reader IIRC.
It's an RPM encapsulated in a shell script. Just run it and follow the
The main reason why they do this, I think, is to ensure that you click
the 'I agree to the terms and conditions' of the EULA. Besides this
there's no reason why they couldn't just give a straight rpm/deb/etc.
From: alexd on 14 Jan 2010 15:43
Meanwhile, at the uk.comp.os.linux Job Justification Hearings, Andy
Botterill chose the tried and tested strategy of:
> If it's an executable I'd be very wary about running it.
Bear in mind that RPM and DEB packages come with install scripts embedded in
$ dpkg -i UntrustedFileFromInternet.deb
$ rpm -i UntrustedFileFromInternet.rpm
aren't necessarily any safer than
$ chmod +x UntrustedFileFromInternet; ./UntrustedFileFromInternet
<http://ale.cx/> (AIM:troffasky) (UnSoEsNpEaTm(a)ale.cx)
20:40:11 up 22:43, 5 users, load average: 0.31, 0.18, 0.06
DIMENSION-CONTROLLING FORT DOH HAS NOW BEEN DEMOLISHED,
AND TIME STARTED FLOWING REVERSELY
From: Andy Botterill on 14 Jan 2010 16:21
> On 14/01/10 07:24, Andy Botterill wrote:
> The main reason why they do this, I think, is to ensure that you click
> the 'I agree to the terms and conditions' of the EULA. Besides this
> there's no reason why they couldn't just give a straight rpm/deb/etc.
Thanks for the explanation. Andy