New Linux user often get this error. Let us say you haved downloaded the RPM file from net and saved to /tmp, you may get error - no no such file or directory - when the file is really downloaded and ls command can show the same.
Answer is pretty simple rpm command needs the full path to RPM command. Use pwd command to get full path and type the following commands:
Now install the rpm file:
rpm -ivh myrpm.rpm
or use full path:
rpm -ivh /tmp/myrpm.rpm
Running query on uninstalled rpm package
However if you run query on uninstalled package you will get an error:
# rpm -qi /tmp/bandwidth-0.12-1.el5.rf.x86_64.rpm
package bandwidth-0.12-1.el5.rf.x86_64.rpm is not installed
To query an uninstalled package pass -p option to rpm command.
# rpm -qip /tmp/bandwidth-0.12-1.el5.rf.x86_64.rpm
Name : bandwidth Relocations: (not relocatable) Version : 0.12 Vendor: Dag Apt Repository, http://dag.wieers.com/apt/ Release : 1.el5.rf Build Date: Sat 28 Jul 2007 03:27:28 PM CDT Install Date: (not installed) Build Host: lisse.leuven.wieers.com Group : Applications/Internet Source RPM: bandwidth-0.12-1.el5.rf.src.rpm Size : 30905 License: GPL Signature : DSA/SHA1, Sat 28 Jul 2007 03:31:11 PM CDT, Key ID a20e52146b8d79e6 Packager : Dag Wieers
URL : http://home.comcast.net/~fbui/bandwidth.html Summary : Artificial benchmark for measuring memory bandwidth Description : bandwidth is an artificial benchmark for measuring memory bandwidth, useful for identifying a computer's weak areas.