LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 10-23-2008, 06:14 AM   #1
ntstevec
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2008
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
Can't install yum on fedora 8 anyone had the same problem and can share solution?


Used the following procedure I found all over the internet:

As root,
cd ~
mkdir yum
cd yum
wget .../yum/download/2.0/yum-2.0.7.tar.gz
tar -xvzf yum-2.0.7.tar.gz
cd yum-2.0.7
./configure
make
make install

Get the following errors:

/bin/sh: line 2: msgmerge: command not found
msgmerge -v of cs failed
/bin/sh: line 2: msgmerge: command not found
msgmerge -v of es failed
/bin/sh: line 2: msgmerge: command not found
msgmerge -v of ru failed
/bin/sh: line 2: msgmerge: command not found
msgmerge -v of uk failed
msgfmt --statistics --verbose -o cs.mo cs.po
make[1]: msgfmt: Command not found
make[1]: *** [cs.mo] Error 127
make[1]: Leaving directory `/root/yum/yum-2.0.7/po'
make: *** [all] Error 2

Tried different rpm's and version, even the latest yum 3.2.19 and still can't get it installed.

Anyone had the same problem and got a solution?

It would be so much better if yum can as standard on fedora cores!
 
Old 10-23-2008, 07:20 AM   #2
drchuck
Member
 
Registered: May 2007
Posts: 61

Rep: Reputation: 17
Yum does come standard on Fedora, possibly you got overzealous during install and deselected a bunch of packages? The 2 missing programs, msgmerge and msgfmt, are both part of the gettext package, which should also be installed by default.

To get yum on your system, no need to compile it. Go to a Fedora 8 mirror site, manually download, and install with rpm.
 
Old 10-23-2008, 10:54 PM   #3
ntstevec
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2008
Posts: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
It's on a VDS, plesk 8 fedora 8, which doesn't have yum installed by default.

Trying to install subversion on fedora 8 but too many dependancies and a nightmare to setup. I've read subversion comes standard on fed distros and can easily be setup with yum.

Getting yum now is a nightmare, a double blow.

Anyone know any step by step guides to get yum working on fedora 8 or rpm subversion? Googling hasn't helped so far.

If I get this sorted I will post the solution if it's not already out there or some one helps posting it to me.

Last edited by ntstevec; 10-23-2008 at 10:57 PM.
 
  


Reply

Tags
fedora 8, yum


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Install unrar with Yum - Fedora Core 5 Seanmcn Linux - Newbie 10 05-09-2007 07:47 AM
Can't install Yum Extender on Fedora Core 5 tron_thomas Linux - Software 2 11-02-2006 02:27 PM
problems with yum install (fedora core 5) emu103 Linux - Desktop 5 08-16-2006 09:55 PM
Solution to Fedora Core up2date Problem dubya Fedora 5 11-04-2005 02:26 PM
Solution like Yum for SuSE? Zakirium Linux - Newbie 4 02-16-2005 07:04 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:35 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration