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Old 01-02-2004, 11:56 PM   #1
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Cant add MySQL through add/remove programs


I access it through;

system setting >> add remove applications

I've tried to install a few things, and I always get an unknown error. To be exact;

"Error installing packages

There was an error installing packages.

Exiting."

Could it be becase postregsql is installed also?
 
Old 01-03-2004, 04:17 AM   #2
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If you haven't updated your distribution yet, then that may the cause of it. The redhat-config-packages is broken, the fixes has been out for quite somtime now. Go and update your installation.

Alternatively, somebody here has suggested before (as a quick fix) to change the file

/usr/share/redhat-config-packages/method.py

line 733 from

self.packagesDir = "RedHat/RPMS"

to

self.packagesDir = "Fedora/RPMS"
 
Old 01-03-2004, 05:18 AM   #3
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I wish I had of read that *before* I re-installed everything.

I'll get all available updates and try installing an application.

Edit: I'll post if it worked later, it's getting hung up while retrieving the updates.

Last edited by Hero Doug; 01-03-2004 at 05:28 AM.
 
Old 01-03-2004, 07:12 AM   #4
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Do I need to re-compile that file after I edit it?

The up2date feature is totally screwed. It told me I needed to register my product in order to activate it, I then went through a very poor application process where I ended up making about 3 rhn id's, and got nothing accomplished. (Which I now thing I didn't even have to do)

I tried to enter what I thought was the correct proxy for the up2date app, and now it can't connect to the RHN.

I've also manually downloaded the file, which I can't unpack; this is the error I get;

"Could not remove packages

You have selected a package for removal that is depended upon by a necessary system package. The package must be unselected before removal can continue.

[in a white box]
System Packages

redhat-config-packages
[end box]"

I can't figure out how to install anything, or get the up2date thing working again. (I think I smell another re-install)
 
Old 01-03-2004, 07:49 AM   #5
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This website may be useful for you:

http://www.xades.com/proj/fedora_apt.html

Anyway, I've never use RHN/up2date to get my FC1 updated. I'm using apt-get/synaptic combination.
 
Old 01-03-2004, 04:44 PM   #6
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I visited the website and ran yum to get the updates, and it installed a few, but a lot of them were corrupt so it quit. However, it's not showing that I have a tonne of updates, it I could only get the installer to work properly.

I think I'm on the right path now though, thanks.
 
Old 01-03-2004, 10:35 PM   #7
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It worked like a charm, the server was a bit busy, bit I got most of the updates, I'll work on the rest later.

I'll save the page and file. Hopefully by Core 2 they'll have a better update system in place.
 
  


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