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Old 03-16-2004, 08:02 AM   #1
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Can't install packages


Hi all,

I've installed Red Hat Linux 9 on my home machine, but I can't seem to install any extra packages. I need CIPE to set up a Virtual Private Network connection with my university, and I need KDevelop for working on a project. I've located the .rpm files on the Red Hat installation CDs, but when I run them they quickly exit, without installing anything.



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Old 03-16-2004, 08:07 AM   #2
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Can you tell us what you actually do to install the rpm packages?
Do you see any error messages in your terminal?
 
Old 03-16-2004, 08:11 AM   #3
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What I do to install? Double click? Should I see a terminal? It exits immediately and I can't see the messages.

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Old 03-16-2004, 09:05 AM   #4
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I don't know much about the double click utility that Red Hat provides actually, I never used it.
You should try to install rpm's from a terminal window

# rpm -ivh nameofrpm.rpm installs the file
# rpm -Uvh nameofrpm.rpm upgrades the file

If there's any error you will see it in the terminal window.
 
Old 03-16-2004, 09:20 AM   #5
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It worked, thanks!

Still wondering why double-click didn't work though...

Anyway, I'm running the Internet Configuration Wizard now and it asks for a "Device", "Tunnel through Device", "Local Port", "Remote Peer Address", "Remote Peer Port", "Remote Virtual Address", "Local Virtual Address" and a "Secret Key". All I know is that the IP address of my university's VPN router is 157.193.46.4. So where should I fill that in, and what do I have to do with the other settings, just leave them empty or default?

All help highly appreciated!
 
Old 03-16-2004, 09:21 AM   #6
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I should ask this in the networking forum probably...
 
Old 03-16-2004, 09:36 AM   #7
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The double click install maybe worked, you can find out by typing
$ whereis nameofprogram
in a terminal window

I just did
$ whereis krusader
and the result is
$ whereis krusader
krusader: /usr/bin/krusader /opt/kde3/bin/krusader
 
Old 03-16-2004, 10:03 AM   #8
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I tried double-clicking on the KDevelop .rpm file and checked if it was installed with whereis, but it couldn't find it. I then installed it with the rpm command and it worked. If I double click the .rpm file again, it reports that it's already installed. So it seems like double-clicking is broken?
 
Old 03-17-2004, 02:19 AM   #9
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Did you type
$ whereis kdevelop
All lower case is important.

You can check which packages are installed with the command
$ rpm -qa

If I wanted to check which packages I have installed that start with kde I would do this
Code:
$ rpm -qa kde*
kdelibs-3.2.0-0.fdr.8.rh90
kdemultimedia-3.2.0-0.fdr.2.rh90
kdeaddons-3.2.0-0.fdr.1.rh90
kdebase-3.2.0-0.fdr.5.rh90
kdenetwork-3.2.0-0.fdr.5.rh90
kdeadmin-3.2.0-0.fdr.1.rh90
kdegames-3.2.0-0.fdr.1.rh90
kdeutils-3.2.0-0.fdr.1.rh90
kdeartwork-3.2.0-0.fdr.0.rh90
kdepim-3.2.0-0.fdr.4.rh90
kdegraphics-3.2.0-0.fdr.1.rh90
and get the results below the rpm -qa command.
My guess is that if you try to run kdevelop from a terminal window it will start, if not check in /usr/bin if the kdevelop executable is present.
 
  


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