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Old 02-02-2009, 02:41 PM   #31
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and I am also having the same problem!! will keep on trying but am a newby on Linux and find the contrast with Mac's OS X terrible... this reminds me when I had to program in Assembler!
 
Old 07-22-2010, 10:23 AM   #32
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Lightbulb Following on from post #30...

...I found comments on "Macles"' blog:

(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...
 
Old 07-22-2010, 10:41 AM   #33
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Talking

As long as you then run sudo yumex update through the terminal (I'm on an Acer Aspire One ZG5 as I write), it appears to work...

It provides a GUI to yum, so updates can be selected at will and by category, with appropriate error messages as you go (much like the "Software Update" app' you can reach through the secret menu).

If I were to get further problems I would send a message to Macles (see post #30 for those of you with tired eyes and/or brains).
 
Old 07-22-2010, 12:25 PM   #34
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Unhappy Double-check the package is safe before installing!

In an amazing display of "leaping" before "looking", I have just erased (somehow) the Network Manager completely from the ZG5 I've been using, along with any workable trace of Firefox 3.

If I don't fix it pronto, my wife will be p*ss*d... Here's luck!
 
Old 07-22-2010, 03:32 PM   #35
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look at /var/log/yum.log what packages got erased, download them to USB flash, install them with
Code:
rpm -ivh file1.rpm file2.rpm file3.rpm
and that should be it.
 
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Originally Posted by DrLove73 View Post
look at /var/log/yum.log what packages got erased...
I should've thought of that! This is the log (complete with some indication of how long I've been tryin to smack this):

Code:
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Jul 22 17:06:47 Updated: NetworkManager-openvpn.i386 1:0.7.0-16.svn4326.fc8
Jul 22 17:06:49 Erased: timidity++-patches
Jul 22 17:13:19 Updated: wget.i386 1.11.1-1.fc8
[EOF]

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.
 
Old 07-22-2010, 05:49 PM   #37
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Lightbulb ...and that didn't work either!

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...

Code:
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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!

Hopefully...
 
Old 07-23-2010, 12:46 AM   #38
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I forgot to mention you can also use (proffered) way actually:
Code:
yum localinstall file1.rpm file2.rpm file3.rpm
to install files from folder.
 
Old 07-23-2010, 01:29 AM   #39
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a question ?
did you drag up a 2 year old thread about fedora to talk about Limpus light and yum ?

if so DO not install fedora rpm on limpus -- you will KILL limpus
the two are incompatible!!!
 
Old 07-25-2010, 04:13 AM   #40
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Red face Hmmm.

Quote:
Originally Posted by discourse View Post
hi
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.
 
  


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