thanx, now you mentioned it, when flying through the internet on the wings of Opera, I did spot a comment about something like that, but totally forgot. I am going to test. I think it would expand/decompress to.
Ah was there something special about MC or straight out of Synaptic? Where do I find it, notice it is not in Synaptic?
Edit: Wrong setting in Synaptic, I have it installed, works just fine and very fast.What I am trying to do:
A big purchased CAD program, *.rpm offered, tested out fine in plos2009 I am installing this in pclos2010. Have succeeded using a process outlined by muungwana
in another thread using *deb package. Fortunately the VariCAD was also offered as *.deb.
Being very curious I logically figured that if I understood a bit more of "rpm" somewhere "out there" or better "somewhere in there" I would find the binaries. The problem preventing easy use of the rpm was a compression version change in LZMA, found plenty of examples on the net, not the underlying code.
Having success with *.deb file I started learning and it seemed the rpm2cpio/cpio was logical answer to use being part of already installed software. The surprise how I banged my head against a wall when trying to use those, bus as you can see Texstar enlightened the topic.
This is the sort of problem referred to when we are
Warned, not to go outside the Synaptic repos
in my case I really needed a good CAD program a bit above the free ones I could find, something like AutoCAD Lite, and I wanted it to run native OS not in a 'box'. I am paying the price for this of course but put this learning about Linux and with the kind help of you Forum people I am doing well so far.