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Can not load RPM file

asked 2016-08-23 09:38:10 -0500

mmarusak gravatar image

updated 2016-08-23 14:46:19 -0500


lets say, that I want to download rpm, that provides /lib64/

If I try sudo dnf download /lib64/ I get error Can not load RPM file: /lib64/ Adding --source does not help.

I tried successfully:

  1. Installing this package by sudo dnf install /lib64/

  2. sudo dnf download $(rpm -qf /lib64/

Is there a better way than no.2? Thanks

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answered 2016-08-23 13:51:23 -0500

florian gravatar image

updated 2016-08-23 13:53:55 -0500

To search which package provides a certain lib or file, you can do:

dnf whatprovides abc, in your case dnf whatprovides *ld-linux-x86* returns

glibc-2.22-17.fc23.x86_64 : The GNU libc libraries

(version of glibc may be different if you are on another Fedora release or architecture).

So, just run: dnf install glibc

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Yes, I know I can use whatprovides. But my question was, how can I only download package that provides library, without firstly looking for package. I demonstrated, that installing can be done, without finding package that provides that library.

mmarusak gravatar imagemmarusak ( 2016-08-23 14:45:34 -0500 )edit

You gave answer to that question under 2. above. But of course, it will download the entire glibc rpm that contains the shared lib. You want to download only the lib? That doesn't exist as rpm package.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2016-08-23 15:12:09 -0500 )edit

answered 2016-08-23 13:45:40 -0500

dokterw gravatar image

To install and .rpm it needs to be that, a .rpm.

Example: sudo dnf install whatever.rpm

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