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Hi,
I have Installed Red-Hat 6.2.
The standard version comes with Disk-2, which contains several rpm packages.
I was trying to load these packages using kpakage utility. I use KDE as my desktop env.
However when i click the package on disk 2, it opens the RPM database, and lists the packages installed. It shows the package i want to install, and there is a install button.
When i hit the install button, it does some stuff, but it does'nt actually install the package.
I tried this several times, but it doesn't install anything, even after hitting the install button.
THen i tried to copy the package 'zsh.x.x.x.src.rpm' to my hard-disk, ad manually run rpm -iv zsh.x.x.x.src.rpm'. It showed that it was doing something, but there was no installation on the PC.
Is Kpackage only for keeping the database of the installed packages? how can i use it to install the packages?
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Definitly you can install rpm's with kpackage. I have done this many times on SuSE 6.2 installation.

Your problem may be zsh.xxx.src.rpm is not a binary distribution of zsh this is the source package.

On SuSe installation there is a directory /usr/src/packages with 5 subdirs
BUILD    RPMS     SOURCES  SPECS    SRPMS  

Source rpm's I have copied to the SRPMS directory
Have a look at the rpm man pages how to build the binarys from a source rpm.
At least kpackage doesn't install srpms.
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That answered my question.
Thanks Falter.
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Anand,
if my comment answered your question,
please accept my previous comment as answer.

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