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My Linux OS/Gentoo does not have RPM. I want to install it. What are the directions to do this.
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gentoo will let you install the rpm tools via emerge.

run the following commands as root

emerge sync

emerge -s rpm

this will list all the packages that you can install that contain rpm in the name.

What package do you want to install that you cant install via emerge or via source that you need rpm?
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-bash: emerge: command not found

looks like I don't have emerge either.
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you have to be root to use emerge, but the fact is emerge is part of the base gentoo distro, if you dont have that, then you have a HUGE problem.

do a

whereis emerge

and see if its even in your PATH

if it isnt, fix your PATH

if it is, fix your gentoo.

But if you really want an rpm based distro why not try centos?  100% binary compatiblility with redhat enterprise.
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If you only want whats inside the rpm instead of having it "installed" by a package manager, you can use rpm2targz to create a tar.gz file and then just unpack it
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