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Download RPM Wizard base package
Download database
Download PyQt and sip
Install instructions for Redhat

The latest stable version of RPM Wizard is 0.7 released Jan 24th 2003.

New in 0.7 (Stable):

This release adds support for French, German, Spanish, Russian and Dutch. A lot of bugs have been fixed in this release and RPM Wizard is now more stable than ever.

Changes since last stable release:
  • A new installation method
    You can now install packages from your distribution CDs by choosing the package name from a list, i.e. you don't have to know on which CD the package is, just pick the name from the list and you will be prompted for the appropriate CD.
  • Internationalization support
    RPM Wizard is now translated to French, German, Spanish, Russian, Dutch, Finnish and Swedish.
  • Many, many small improvements and fixes
    RPM Wizard should now work better than ever.

Download the base package of RPM Wizard

Redhat users should read these installation instructions.

Note that you can safely upgrade the RPM package of RPM Wizard with an earlier release of the program.

Install the database for you distribution if you want to take advantage of the automatic dependency handling features.



RPM for Mandrake 8.x or 9.x (and possibly other distributions):
rpmwiz-0.7-1mdk.noarch.rpm (You should also download PyQt and sip if you're using Mandrake (see below))

RPM for Redhat 8.0: (you might want to read this before installing on Redhat 8.0)

Old version

This version is tested to work with Qt 2.x so if you have an older system and still use KDE2 then this might be the alternative for you. But I encourage you to try the latest stable version and report about the success or failure to the RPM Wizard maintainer.


RPM for Redhat 8.0: (you might want to read this before installing on Redhat 8.0)

RPM for Redhat 7.x: (you should read this before installing on Redhat 7.x)

RPM for Mandrake 8.x or 9.x (and possibly other distributions):
rpmwiz-0.6-1.noarch.rpm (You should also download PyQt and sip if you're using Mandrake 8.2 or 9.0 (see below))

Database files:

These files contain information of the content of the distribution CDs. RPM Wizard will work without them but with limited functionality. If your distribution is not supported yet, please read below on how to help me get it supported.

Create database: If your distribution (or some CD from your distribution) is not supported yet please download this script and run it for every CD of your distribution. It's very easy to run it; just start it from the command line with 'python rpmwiz-db.py'. It will create some files in your home directory. Please email those files to me.

You can safely install RPM Wizard first and then install the database with RPM Wizard.

Mandrake 9.1:

Mandrake 9.0:

Mandrake 8.2:

Mandrake 8.1: (Thanks to Jaco Witsche for making this complete)

Redhat 8.0:

Redhat 7.3:

Redhat 7.2: (Only the first CD)

Icepack Linux 2.75: (Contributed by Roméo VIU-BERGES)

Note to RedHat users: Installing RPM Wizard on Redhat requires some extra installation steps.

Note to SuSE users: RPM Wizard will unfortunately not work with Suse because there is no rpm-python for that distribution. Please mail me if you can create a package of rpm-python.

To successfully install and use RPM Wizard you should have the following installed on your system:
- Python 2.0 or newer
- PyQt (use a fresh version)
- Qt 3.x (Qt 2.x might work but is untested)
- rpm
- rpm-python (on Redhat 8.0: rpm404-python)

PyQt and sip

PyQt and sip are both needed for RPM Wizard to work. You can get RPMS packages of these from here.

For Mandrake 9.1 they can be found here:

Install with an installation program like kpackage or from the command line like this:

su root
rpm -Uvh sip-[version].rpm
rpm -Uvh PyQt-[version].rpm

You might need to install some other packages too, like libsip9 and libsip9-devel.

In Mandrake 8.1 and Redhat 8.0 PyQt and sip can be found on the distribution CDs.

Instructions on how to install RPM Wizard on a RedHat 8.0 system:

All packages needed for running RPM Wizard on Redhat 8.0 are available on the installation CDs. Except for the normal packages (python, PyQt and sip) you need to install rpm404-python. Note that this is not the same as rpm-python which is also available on the installation CDs. Install the packages as normal with eg. kpackage or from the command line with:

su root
rpm -Uvh packagename.rpm

Instructions on how to install RPM Wizard on a RedHat 7.3 system:

I've created an RPM of rpm-python to make it easier for you to use RPM Wizard on Redhat 7.3.

Just download this file...


...and download PyQt and sip from here...

...and install them with:

su root
rpm -Uvh packagename.rpm

You should also check that you have installed python2 which can be found on your distribution CD:s. Then just install RPM Wizard the normal way i.e with some GUI like kpackage or from the command line with 'rpm -Uvh rpmwiz.rpm' Drop me an email if you need help. I offer free support ;)

Instructions on how to install RPM Wizard on a RedHat 7.2 system:

There are some problems with installing and using RPM Wizard on RedHat becouse RedHat 7.2 and earlier still use Python 1.5 while RPM Wizard needs Python 2.

1.Make sure you have installed python2 (that is the package with the name python2 that comes with your distribution, there is also a package named just python but that is an earlier version which will not work with RPM Wizard).
2.Get the RPMS for PyQt and sip from http://www.ohman.no/rpms/ and install them (The RPM for PyQt that comes with RedHat is for an old version of python so that will not work).
3.The version of rpm-python that comes with RedHat is for python 1.5 so it won't work. Download this file instead and copy it to it's correct location (on Redhat 7.2 that is /usr/lib/python2.1/site-packages/).
4.Install the RPM or tarball of RPM Wizard.

Please mail me if you still have problems.

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