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Old 11-07-2003, 04:35 PM   #1
Issalzul Syde
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Add/remove software and gnome-pilot problems


So I dove into Fedora and I liked it. But it bit back and now i'm annoyed to say the least.

1. Gnome-pilot refuses to sync with my palm, an m500. Heck, pilot-xfer doesn't even work. I tried all the possible devices that would be the palm in /dev. I'm at a loss.

2. Add/remove software doesn't work. At least, not when it asks for disc 2. It gives me a general read error and then crashes. The media is good, I tested it.

Can anyone help me with this? I really like Fedora, but if I can't get these two problems solved, I don't think I can keep this distro as I use my palm for pretty much everything. Plus, i'm in love with evolution, so syncing it woth my palm would be perfect.

TIA
 
Old 11-10-2003, 09:16 AM   #2
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Unhappy Same

Same problem with Add/Remove Programs in Fedora Core 1

It only installs the first package and give and error.

The only way is install one per one package, but before I end i'm gonna be mad...(I have to install 63 packs)

And it isn't all, after installing 10 o more packs, the installer just freezes. GRRRR.

BTW when I install the rpm via command (rpm -i) I get a warning, something like NOKEY...

Any help will be appreciated
 
Old 11-10-2003, 04:04 PM   #3
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I'm having almost the same problem too. Just installed Fedora Core 1 just now and when I tried to install few packages using Add/Remove Packages, after asking for a CD, it gave me the following error message:

Error Installing Packages
There was an error installing packages
Exiting

Is there anyway I can trace what went wrong? Is there any log produced by
Add/Remove Packages?

--
Update:

Running the redhat-config-packages as root in terminal gave me the following error message:

The file /mnt/cdrom/RedHat/RPMS/xxx.rpm cannot be opened. This is due to a missing file, a bad package, or bad media. Press <return> to try again.

Another update:

From the above error message, it seems that the redhat-config-packages is looking at the wrong directory. There is no /mnt/cdrom/RedHat but it should be /mnt/cdrom/Fedora .. Nothing much we can do now other than waiting for the fix from Fedora team.

Last edited by wiraone; 11-10-2003 at 04:57 PM.
 
Old 11-10-2003, 06:43 PM   #4
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Latest redhat-config-packages can be downloaded here:

http://people.redhat.com/~katzj/redh...7-1.noarch.rpm

Latest update:

Dammit, it become worst!! I thought that should solved the problem, it does at the first try, but when it tried to change the CD, it gave the same problem again and guess what, those packages ticked for installation were not installed but subsequent run of Add/Remove Packages shown that they're already installed.

Last edited by wiraone; 11-10-2003 at 06:49 PM.
 
Old 11-10-2003, 07:44 PM   #5
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I was hoping to find a config file where we can change the location of the rpms.

But now I will have to wait or install one per one package.

Thanks for the info.

I will try it, but not sure if it will work.

(Maybe we could download the source file and change it, but I think it could be worst )

Last edited by nano; 11-10-2003 at 07:51 PM.
 
Old 11-11-2003, 12:40 AM   #6
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Yes, that is what I did .. I downloaded the source from the same ftp site above and changed the following line (src/method.py line 733):

self.packagesDir = "RedHat/RPMS"

to

self.packagesDir = "Fedora/RPMS"

and do rpmbuild -bb redhat-config-packages.spec afterward. At least it solved my problem.
 
Old 11-12-2003, 03:38 PM   #7
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Dammit, it become worst!! I thought that should solved the problem, it does at the first try, but when it tried to change the CD, it gave the same problem again and guess what, those packages ticked for installation were not installed but subsequent run of Add/Remove Packages shown that they're already installed. [/B]
Well I don't know why didn't follow your advice. Anyway I install the 1.2.7-1 and I could install the first "group" of packages, but when I tried to do the same with another it gives an error. So I open a Nautilius and the CD didn't exist, damn!!! the same with the terminal /mnt/cdrom EMPTY!!! I tried to unmount the CD, nope "the device is busy". So I wrote init 6 to restart. And guess what, the drive didn't want to expulse (don't know the correct word) the disc. It was just trying to read the disc. (Read led always on)

DAMN DAMN!!!!
I tought that my drive was dead...bla bla bla
Finally I could make the drive work again...but I don't know why this happened

Well that's my story

 
Old 11-16-2003, 06:35 AM   #8
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I got mine to work by following wiraone's advice, so i'll try and explain step-by-step how to do it.. first download:

http://people.redhat.com/~katzj/redh....2.7-1.src.rpm

Then as root rpm -Uvh redhat-config-packages-1.2.7-1.src.rpm

cd to /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES
tar zfx redhat-config-packages-1.2.7.tar.gz
cd to redhat-config-packages-1.2.7/src

edit the line that wiraone said to edit
save your changes and go back to /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES
rm the redhat-config-packages-1.2.7.tar.gz

now we'll remake it, but with the changes
tar cf redhat-config-packages-1.2.7.tar redhat-config-packages-1.2.7/
gzip redhat-config-packages-1.2.7.tar
cd ../SPECS/
rpmbuild -bb redhat-config-packages.spec

thats it, now we just have to install it:
cd ../RPMS/noarch
rpm -Uvh redhat-config-packages.rpm

and thats should be it!
Any problems or anything, just ask

Fish
 
Old 12-05-2003, 05:24 PM   #9
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Sorry for the ultra-late reply, but I don't have internet under Linux, you know, soft-modem...

Thanks for the info. Now it works fine...

 
Old 12-06-2003, 10:09 AM   #10
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Getting Add Remove Packages to work

Hi I saw you problem with add remove packages in Fedora. I had the same problem and figured out that the package manager looks for the wrong directory on the Fedora cd. Looks like it's still looking for the old RedHat dir and not the Fedora dir.

So to fix it all you have to do is change the python script to point to the Fedora dir.

Log in as root.

Go to /usr/share/redhat-config-packages dir
Edit method.py
On line 733 about 75% down on the page there's a lin that has
self.packagesDir = "RedHat/RPMS"

change it to
self.packagesDir = "Fedora/RPMS"
save

and you sould be able to use the fancy package installer.
 
Old 12-08-2003, 06:19 PM   #11
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gnome-pilot fix

Subject to a better answer from the gurus....

Ensure that whatever device you are using - in my case ttyUSB1 for the palm cradle - has the right permissions.

As root:

#chmod 0666 /dev/ttyUSB1 <----- or your device here

Exit to the user login, then do the sync. Worked for me. BTW running jpilot from the command line provides a lot of diagnostic help on this.

bl
 
  


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