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Old 07-15-2003, 10:19 PM   #1
Mr_T_Fool
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Can Someone Help Me !!!!


OK, i have no ****ing clue how to use linux and i've posted about 3 threads asking for help and i can't find any info thats in plain English. Can someone go on MSN with me and tell me how to install a compiler off the CD, every time i try to do it i get a ****ing error message. Normally i would say **** linux but i dont have a windows CD and it's so annyoing not knowing how to use an OS because i know windows inside and out.


Anyways, pls help, nehctik@hotmail.com im online right now
 
Old 07-15-2003, 10:25 PM   #2
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Could you provice more info? LIke the errors that you're getting at compiling.

And.. your distro is Redhat, right?
 
Old 07-15-2003, 10:34 PM   #3
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"packages Not Found"

Unlocated Package -------------- Required By
krb5-libs=1.2.7-10 krb6-devl
openssl=0.9.7a-2 openssl-devel
 
Old 07-16-2003, 02:48 AM   #4
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Hi there MrT. I'm sorry to hear that you are having such a rough time:
a. Getting quality responses from your threads;
b. Finding the answers yourself;
c. Getting your compiler (GCC) installed.

I have hunted down a particular section of the RH manual that might help you with installing packages:
http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/l...anagement.html

Along with that, I suggest you also take a look at a program called Synaptic:
http://www.nongnu.org/synaptic/
( http://shrike.freshrpms.net/rpm.html?id=404 )

You will be required to have apt installed to use Synaptic (Synaptic is a graphical front end for apt) so:
http://shrike.freshrpms.net/rpm.html?id=650

These 2 packages combined to make your life much easier when installing packages. They will resolve dependencies for you taking away at least half of the headaches associated with RPM.

Now to the nice side of RPM and getting these installed:

First we'll need to grab the packages, grab both the dev and regular files:
APT:
Regular: http://ftp.freshrpms.net/pub/freshrp...6-fr1.i386.rpm
And dev: http://ftp.freshrpms.net/pub/freshrp...6-fr1.i386.rpm

Synaptic:
http://ftp.freshrpms.net/pub/freshrp...1-fr1.i386.rpm

To install them, make sure you are in the directory containing the packages you just downloaded (ls lists files so you can see if it's there), then type this, as root, into the command line:
Code:
rpm -ivh synaptic-0.36.1-fr1.i386.rpm apt-devel-0.5.5cnc6-fr1.i386.rpm apt-0.5.5cnc6-fr1.i386.rpm
If you recieve errors, please post them up. After that's installed, you can then run synaptic and start downloading and installing packages MUCH easier. Now you will need to still install GCC, but you can do that easier with the new package you just installed.

Cool
 
Old 07-16-2003, 06:18 AM   #5
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Oh, good answer Chad,

I dont suppose that you noticed whether there is "mandrake optimised" stuff like your links at freshmeat, did you?

Also, once it's installed and running, do you then follow links for ".deb" files when you want to install new stuff?

regards

John
 
Old 07-16-2003, 06:28 AM   #6
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Mandrake already has it's tool like this:
urpmi (or the gui rpmdrake)
So it's unlikely (but possible) that such things would exist. Rather the tool finds generic 'i386' RPMs to install.

As for the link to follow, I don't think so. I believe you would just fire up Synaptic and attempt something similar to 'urpmi filename' and if nothing exists then the source/generic RPM's are the second choice.



But personally, I've never used Synaptic truth be told. I have seen such great reviews of it, and I've seen it mentioned too many times by people who really 'know' that I have simply chosen to place it high on the list of suggested RH packages

Cool
 
Old 07-16-2003, 10:22 AM   #7
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Ah, I see.

Ta for that matey

regards

John
 
  


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