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As an ex Mandrake user, one of the most useful features I was used to use and I really miss is the Rpm Drake, a tool that enables you to manage all your rpms files, uninstalling, installing and updating entire applications, libraries, etc.
With Fedora, It has been a pain in the rear to get external applications to work, as soon as I type in terminal "rpm -i filename.rpm" I face a bunch of dependencies issues. Whenever I try to use yum (i.e. yum update), after 1 hour of getting headers and whatever, by the end of the process I got a error message.
When I try to install any application through the CD's I got a error message saying that the media or file or package is corrupted / broken.
I've been trying to install k3b buch got lots of dependencies requests, maybe cause I didn't opt for having KDE as an Desktop Manager option during the installation process.
Actually, I would like to know what the hell I have to do here in order to make yum work properly. Concerning the redhat-config-packages, why I'm receiving those messages of corrupted files, packages, whatever. If the media was damaged I wouldn' t have been able to install Fedora.
I think that your problem may be that you need an update of redhat-config-packages. I had the same problem. The basis of the fault it that the paths are wrong. When you run the package manager, it looks for /mnt/cdrom/RPMS/?????. The Fedora disks require /mnt/cdrom/Fedora/RPMS/?????.
Originally posted by forrestt I find the best app for keeping rpm's up to date is Ximian's Red Carpet (http://www-files.ximian.com/redcarpet2/fedora-1-i386/) It handles all dependencies for you, and works on most popular distro's. Try it out and see how you like it.
yes, that redcarpet by ximian is very good or should i say the best in package management for both remote and locally located packages, but it lacks the feature of rhnapplet where it tells you that there is an update, you have to open and freshen rc to fetch the updates.