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Old 11-09-2010, 12:06 PM   #1
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Is there a method that is in between a package manager but not adding RPMs manually


Desperation has set in and hence you get to view a thread with this title. I think the title explains it all. Or, what can be done when packages are no longer available through the repository but installing them from RMP is boarder line crazy.
 
Old 11-09-2010, 12:08 PM   #2
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Why is installing RPMs crazy?
 
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Old 11-09-2010, 12:21 PM   #3
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As far as I know...

If you want to install something like k3b there are over fifty files and you have to install them in a certain order. This should not look like a good alternative. Maybe there is a practical solution that I'm not aware of?

Thanks for the reply!
 
Old 11-09-2010, 12:33 PM   #4
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You can simply download the RPM packages into a single directory and do

Code:
rpm -ivh *.rpm
RPM will figure out the order to install them for you.

I just looked at the requirements for k3b and all it said was
Code:
rpm -q --whatrequires k3b
k3b-lang-2.0.1-7.2.noarch
Any other libraries that it need to install, are probably on your system already. And if not, it isn't too hard to find which packages to install to satisfy.

But, it's probably time to upgrade your version, if the repos are no longer supplying packages.
 
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Old 11-09-2010, 12:33 PM   #5
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(...) and you have to install them in a certain order (...)
only repos will download and install dependencies - find a repo that have the desired software :P
 
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Old 11-09-2010, 01:32 PM   #6
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Well, as udaman said, RPM will install dependencies in the right order: just ask it to install all the RPMs you have at the same time. But as fbobraga says, RPM will not download the files for you: you have to.

As for your original question, no, there's nothing in between RPM and yum/up2date/yast2.
 
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Old 11-09-2010, 11:57 PM   #7
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I've had some problems lately.

I've had some hardware issues, Linux is resource hungry and Mandriva's Repositories are not what they should be. I don't think my CPU or mother board is causing all the trouble but they are both being updated. My Pentium 4 was always getting a workout and its more practical to replace the board than hope a bois update from 2008 is better than what I have. Changing the board is how I update bios. Mandriva 10 has too many issues so I'm going to eventually "Fedora it" until Mandriva 11 is released and if it is released.I'm using Ubuntu because "A" I have it and "B" it will load on my ailing computer because it is a small install. This thread is actually plan "B" so I can use Mandriva 08 until I die ; because besides for some corners being cut , there is nothing I would change about it. I tried Open Suse and it is like physiological abuse looking at the screen and dealing with that interface. Their version of KDE is torture and I don't care for KDE anyways. I was astonished of how bad it could be. "I know", some people enjoy that kind of thing but I would rather use Vista and send BG's a Christmas card every year with fifty dollars in it.

Thanks a lot for the RMP build information. I did not know it would organize the RPMs like that. Downloading RMPs is enjoyable compared to some other distros so thanks again! This screen shot would look better with a star on the left hand corner of the panel.
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Old 11-10-2010, 12:26 PM   #8
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This may not help you at all, but here is how I do something similar on SuSE. Maybe you can adapt the method, but I haven't tried Mandriva since 6.x, so I can't claim any expertise.

I define a local directory as a repository and download any rpms to there. I then use yast to install the app as usual, and solve whatever dependencies need solving (either getting the dependencies from the standard, online, repos or downloading them manually to the 'repo' directory, if they are unavailable online). On SuSE, you could also use zypper, if that is more to your taste, would the equivalent be 'yum' on mandriva?

Now, I don't know that this works with Mandriva's installation system, but it is an rpm-based system, so it ought to be possible.
 
Old 11-11-2010, 05:05 PM   #9
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I don't understand how this would be used.

I would just use the package manager to tell me what I was missing. Is that correct? Then I would use the package manager again after I installed the missing RMPs?

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