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Error regarding installation of RPM package

Posted on 2016-09-26
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This is a screen shot showing the package we want to install inside the directory.  Note the error at the bottom of the screenshot.

Please advise.  TIA
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Question by:Michael Cantrall
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by:Kent W
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the leading / in your path /Packages is telling the system "this is from root".
Are the files actually in /Packages, from the very root /?

If you do a
cd /
then
list -l
Do you see "Packages" in that list?

If you can cd into the directory where the rpms reside, then do a
pwd
This will print out your full working directly path.
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by:Michael Cantrall
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Well the path was wrong as well as the file name.  Using correct path and file name and error is still present.

Correct path is /media/Packages
Correct file name: dhcp-4.1.1-34.P1.e16.x86_64.rpm
Command as written: cp /media/Packages/dhcp-4.1.1-34.P1.e16.x86_64.rpm /tmp

Error: cp: cannot stat 'cp /media/Packages/dhcp-4.1.1-34.P1.e16.x86_64.rpm': No such file or directory.

Physical DVD is in host and mounted in Linux VM
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by:Michael Cantrall
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Further assistance is appreciated.
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Kent W earned 500 total points
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Can you so an
 ls -l /media/Packages/dhcp-4.1.1-34.P1.e16.x86_64.rpm
and have it give you output or does it say no suck file or directory?

if you can physically cd into /media/Packages/, you can try
cp ./dhcp-4.1.1-34.P1.e16.x86_64.rpm /tmp
(notice the dot (.) before the leading /, which means "relative to where I am typing from"
OR, while in "Packages" directory, do a
pwd
Which will give you to the full directory path.

You can also make use of tab auto-complete. Give your cp command, then type the first couple of letters in "media", hit tab and let it auto-complete, give the first few letters of Packages, hit tab, first few letters of your file dhcp- hit tab, until you have the full path and file name. Since you let the system find it itself, you should have the complete accepted path with correct.
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by:Michael Cantrall
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On this ls -l /media/Packages/dhcp-4.1.1-34.P1.e16.x86_64.rpm, the response was no such file or directory.
This also failed cp ./dhcp-4.1.1-34.P1.e16.x86_64.rpm /tmp, however after modifying to this string cp ./dhcp-4.1.1-34.P1.e16.x86_64.rpm /tmp/ the file copied successfully.

Appreciate the assistance.
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