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When I download webmin for mandrake 10 the rpms have a rpm.desktop extension after the download.

If I cp the *.rpm.desktop to save them as rpms, they turn red but when I try to use the rpm command I get an error message saying it can't find the desktop file?

Did mandrake add the .desktop extension?

When the files have the .desktop extension they are white like text files.

Any ideas?
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by:owensleftfoot
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Run "file webmin.rpm.desktop" or whatever the original file is called. I suspect the rpm is compressed in some way. Try chmod +x ./webmin.rpm.desktop then ./webmin.rpm.desktop
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by:ransoneb
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I have had problems using the rpm of webmin on both SuSE and RH.  I had to erase the rpm and use the tar file.  I have not had any issues using the tar ball.
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by:AlexanderUskuraitis
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After I reinstalled the OS I did get it to work. It took a couple of tries on each of the machines I installed it on.
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by:AlexanderUskuraitis
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owensleftfoot, did you mean to run "webmin.rpm.desktop" by itself? I tried running the rpm command in front of it and I got a series of error messages.

If it is some kind of self extracting thing, does anyone know how it works?
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