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Old 11-16-2005, 07:56 PM   #1
RenegadeXen
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cannot install amsn for mandrake 2006


hi i got mandrake 2006 and hum i tried instaling it over a rpm and here my error:

some packages cannot be installed: amsn-0.94-3mdk.i586.rpm ( because libtk8.4 is not satisfied.)
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this is when i double click on it and when i run it over the konsole it say access denied

i tryed doing su and type my password but it still doesnt work, thanks for trying to help me
 
Old 11-16-2005, 08:07 PM   #2
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Re: cannot install amsn for mandrake 2006

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Originally posted by RenegadeXen
hi i got mandrake 2006 and hum i tried instaling it over a rpm and here my error:

some packages cannot be installed: amsn-0.94-3mdk.i586.rpm ( because libtk8.4 is not satisfied.)
Do you want to continue?
cancel or OK

this is when i double click on it and when i run it over the konsole it say access denied

i tryed doing su and type my password but it still doesnt work, thanks for trying to help me
Well I just tried googling for "it", and it appears to be something to do with Tcl/Tk - Now I'm not sure what that is/does, but I seem to recall that it should be listed in the software thats available for install - it might be that installing all the Tcl/Tk would be overkill just to get the one lib, but what the hell if it does the job the I certainly wouldn't object - It looked like it's available as a redhat .rpm but I wouldn't suggest going down that route as you could easily end up in "dependency hell".

So in the meantime, I'd suggest install the Tcl/Tk stuff and then see if the amsn will install.

Plus, all the time you have mandriva installed, then don't forget, Easy URPMI is your friend (as is that very nice Mr Google)!

regards

John
 
Old 11-16-2005, 08:34 PM   #3
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dude!!! everything i try to instal say permission denied and i tryed your usrm thing and typed amsn and i didint do really anything it did some wierd codes but didint install any amsn thing

i had the same problem instaling ut2004 but my friend gave me a comand starting like cp /mount/cdrom/... something and it worked so maybe it has something to do with a command like that.

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Old 11-17-2005, 08:19 AM   #4
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No no my friend, I should have made myself clearer.

Installing, is almost always a sys admin function - hence you have to be "root" first.

The way mandrake accomplishes that, is that you click the "configure my computer" icon on the task bar - it then asks you for your root password, you put that in and hit enter, bingo you have root permissions to do that sort of stuff.

From there, the icon for software manager, click it and you should be presented with 4 (I think) options - the ones you want too look at would be RPMdrake + and RPMdrake -, those are the ones that you'd normally have to use for installing/uninstalling stuff.

Additionally, you would be better placed to make sure that the sources are OK i.e. that the application knows where to get packages from (thats new packages as well as updates and stuff like that). Thats where the "easy urpmi" link I posted comes in. You literally follow the instructions for your version and architecture (x86, amd64, whatever your system is) use the dropdowns to get the mirror addresses that are closest geographically to you (normally, but if one of them turns out to be crap for some reason then try a different one for which ever source is a nuisance). follow it down and when you get the out put in stage 3 (I think, it might be 4), you need to open a konsole/terminal window - and then you need to become root again (thats where you type in "su" without the quotation marks, hit enter, input root password and enter, the prompt should change from one ending in $ to one ending in #), the output stuff from the easy urpmi is then copied and pasted into the terminal/konsole window (you may have to hit enter afterwards - I had to sometimes and not others).

Let it do it's thing, then when it's finished doing the updates etc thats when you move back to the Software manager window and start applying updates and installing packages etc.

It all sounds rather drawn out - but it's not really. When you've got the sources up to date it enables you to do the regular house keeping of the system to keep it up to date and secure.

From easy urpmi, you'll probably need sources for main, contrib, jpackage, updates, plf-free and plf-non free. Oh and you can also then dump (delete) the source listing for the CD(s)/DVD - as they'd already be out of date.

For installing packages, rpms (the packages) are made/build for individual distros - and untill you get up and running with this, you will be best placed by only installing "mandrivised" rpms - if you attempted fedora ones, or SuSE ones, it's likely that you'd end up in "dependency hell" (dependency problems that spiral, you need package a, which try to get, but can't because package a is a dependency of package z, you try to get package z, but can't as it's dependent on package b, etc etc).

The same tends to apply to source packages.

The command string that your friend looks like it mounted the cdrom and then copied either the package list or actual packages over to the system.

I'm trying to explain the easiest/safest way of doing this as you have missed something fundamental at the installing the distro stage.

Maybe that helps some ?????

regards

John

p.s. it may be that you can find an answer at the LQ distros>mandriva forum or of course there is also some very distro specific help located here but they don't tend to answer as quick as here at LQ (theres less of them).
 
  


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