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(N.B. I am only posting this now in order to alleviate more bad thoughts from people like me who have found no concrete solution after months of trying. It appears neither Acer or Linpus hold nor stock any dedicated repositories, compounding the problem.)
yum is a possible reason for (trying too hard to meld) Fedora and Linpus inconsistencies. Using to yum to "catch-all" update your system can brick the machine, that is very difficult to fix if you have a machine like the Aspire One by Acer which has no integral CD/DVD drive (possibly alleviated by a trip to the local shop).
A suggestion to get around this is to use yum, but for individual packages. The "Source RPMs" link on post #30 lists where these are and which of those to use this method on.
Another suggestion, following the above, is to use yum to install yumex, that I am about to try...
And to think I've been trying to find a version of RPMDevTools to compile an RPM that I may not have needed...
And yes, that machine still has no internet-functionality, so I may get rid of this WGET while I'm at it.
I think I'll put it down to me not taking my own (i.e. Macles') advice, and prepare the wallet for inspection by someone who knows what they're doing...
July 22 17:06:37 Installed: PersonalCopy-Lite-patches.noarch 4.1-3.fc8
The above confilcts with timidity++, and now I have no Internet I can't get... Wait, yum will accept local erases! I just have to get it to ignore the cache, possibly disable all repo's and Robert's your parent's brother!
i'm running a fedora derivative, linpus linux on my acer aspire one.
This is the starting post which was the most relevant in searches, promise.
I've made another that is more specific too.
Plus I find it good to know that there is an unofficial LiNpus repo', unfortunately the only way to check what is compatible (for lazy idiots like me) is to individually check each filename for a "lp" suffix. Doubly fortunately there are old versions of Linpus (not Lite) available for DL. One purchase of a drive-caddy that'll accept a CD/DVD-ROM and I may just be home free, without having to buy the same media with Windows on for yet another (at least but on average) £80 and installing that first.