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Using RPM on Mac OS X 10.4

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Does Apple have an equivalent RPM application that can be used to install/uninstall rpm files?
Or can RPM itself be used?
If so is just a matter of downloading an RPM install file or does the path to the rpmd have to be added to a system file so it knows to execute the daemon whenever I try to use rpm?
imac g5, Mac OS X (10.4.7)
  • tele_player Level 5 Level 5 (5,380 points)
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    Mar 17, 2007 6:46 PM (in response to mmendetta)
    rpm is RedHat Package Manager. What RedHat packages are you trying to install on OS X?
    A Google search for 'rpm for mac os x' found me some stuff on converting .rpm files to OS X pkg files.

    What, specifically, are you trying to do? Linux programs in executable format won't run on OS X, and most source code packaghes which can be easily built and run on OS X are available in the ubiquitous Unix 'tar' format.
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  • tele_player Level 5 Level 5 (5,380 points)
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    Mar 18, 2007 2:14 AM (in response to mmendetta)
    I'd say you're going about this incorrectly. Forget about RPM, that's for Linux.

    Just download the ntop OS X binary from versiontracker.
    Quad G5, PB 15" 1.5Ghz,MacBook 2.0GhzCore2Duo, Mac OS X (10.4.8), Logic Pro 7.2.3, Focusrite Saffire...

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