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Old 04-05-2006, 05:17 PM   #1
Merlinou
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Exclamation RPM packages manager


Hello, dear Fedora users

I am quite new with managing an open distribution, and I have heard that there exists user-friendly rpm managers (with lovely interface), that prevents unaware users to make a mess with their system while installing unexpected softwares (as I already did times ago).

What exists of this kind for a Fedora Core 3 distribution?

Thanks,

M.
 
Old 04-05-2006, 05:28 PM   #2
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YUM should be available for FC3. If you need a gui you can install a package called YUMEX.
 
Old 04-05-2006, 05:32 PM   #3
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RPM (Red Hat Package Manager) the package manager, some tools to use include apt[-get] and yum (plus the graphical interfaces for each synaptics/yumex). Also for KDE their is kpackage and lets not forget Red Hat's system-config-packages.
 
Old 04-05-2006, 06:51 PM   #4
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Thank you all.

Just one more thing: system-config-packages is for every packages, or just those contained in the distribution? I mean what is the difference with yum?
 
Old 04-05-2006, 06:58 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Merlinou
Thank you all.

Just one more thing: system-config-packages is for every packages, or just those contained in the distribution? I mean what is the difference with yum?
I wouldn't use system-config-packages together with yum because system-config-packages does not work well once you start using newer package versions.
 
Old 04-06-2006, 06:47 AM   #6
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public key not available

Hello all,

To follow the guidelines furnished by the site of fedora, I made a yum update, to begin with. What was not my surprise when, at the end (after like 7 hours of download), I found messages like:

warning: rpmts_HdrFromFdno: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 4f2a6fd2
public key not available for //var/cache/yum/updates-released/packages/yum-2.2.2-0.fc3.noarch.rpm

What does that mean, does this mean there is a problem, and what can I do to clear it?

Thanks,

M.
 
Old 04-06-2006, 07:50 AM   #7
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You need to import the Fedora rpm key by doing
Code:
#rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY*
 
Old 04-06-2006, 07:51 AM   #8
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It means you need to import the public key. Try looking at fedorafaq to get some info on how to set up yum etc.

Incidentally, is there any particular reason you're using FC3 rather than FC5? FC3 is no longer supported, so there will not be any new updates coming out for it. For instance, the repositories don't include Open Office 2, which is a big problem for me.
 
Old 04-06-2006, 07:56 AM   #9
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why FC3?

One simple reason: that is the more recent fedora I have on a cd, so I used it to install from nothing (but as soon as I could I will upgrade - provided I can! )
 
Old 04-06-2006, 08:00 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by reddazz
You need to import the Fedora rpm key by doing
Code:
#rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY*
[root@localhost etc]# rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY*
erreur: /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY*: échec de la lecture d'import.

This is french, means:
error: /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY*: failure of the import reading (or smthing like that)

????
 
Old 04-06-2006, 08:08 AM   #11
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everything is on http://fedorafaq.free.fr/fc3/#gpgsig

Thank you so much.
 
Old 04-20-2006, 01:27 PM   #12
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Thanks for the info, as I had a similar problem. One related question. Is this package installed or not:



[root@msult10z kernel_rpms]# rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY*
[root@msult10z kernel_rpms]# rpm -i hardlink-1.0-1.21.2.i386.rpm
package hardlink-1.0-1.21.2 is already installed
[root@msult10z kernel_rpms]# rpm -q hardlink-1.0-1.21.2.i386.rpm
package hardlink-1.0-1.21.2.i386.rpm is not installed


UPDATE: Nevermind. I'm an idiot. But at least I'll sweep up after myself. The correct query method is not to put .386.rpm on the end of that query. ie:
Quote:
rpm -q hardlink-1.0-1.21.2

Last edited by shanec; 04-20-2006 at 01:39 PM.
 
Old 04-20-2006, 01:50 PM   #13
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This is a common mistake for newbie's to Red Hat based Linux.....

The package is hardlink-1.0-1.21.2.i386 and the filename for the package is hardlink-1.0-1.21.2.i386.rpm. So yes the file named hardlink-1.0-1.21.2.i386.rpm is not installed, but the package is installed.

Generic rule of thumb;

Install by the filename <packagename>-<version>.<arch>.rpm
Check or remove by the packagename[-<version>.<arch>]

So check if the package is installed; rpm -q hardlink

[] == optional for single environment systems, required for mixed environment systems(both 32-bit (iX86) and 64-bit (x86_64) packages installed).
 
Old 04-21-2006, 03:48 PM   #14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by reddazz
YUM should be available for FC3. If you need a gui you can install a package called YUMEX.
I would suggest KYum. IF u dont/cant get it, stick with Yumex.
 
  


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