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Old 04-12-2006, 08:10 PM   #1
johny joseph
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cant install any software (mdk 10)


hi guys,
i am a kind of new to the linux world....i have mandrake 10 ....i tried to install a lot of software on it but i always fail....i read a lot of threads and asked a lot of people ...they al recommended easyurmpi site ....i tried it to but it doesnt work ...i dont know is it something i am doing wrong or its just a lack of experiance ....plz if anybody can help me with any tips i will be greatfull....i spend the last two days trying to install a torrent software and a download manager but i failed....thanx for ur help
 
Old 04-12-2006, 09:14 PM   #2
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Can you be more specific. How did you go about installing the software? rpm, source, urpmi.
 
Old 04-12-2006, 09:17 PM   #3
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You're kind of vague on what the exact problem is, so the first thing I have to ask is, are you trying as root when trying to install, or when loading the easyurpmi mirrors?

Otherwise, did you try using the drop down menus on easyurpmi to choose different mirrors other than the defaults? That worked for me, I'm guessing some of the mirrors I was using dropped their service after a while. So I needed to update to new ones.

Good ruck.
 
Old 04-13-2006, 06:50 AM   #4
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hi guys....
sorry for being so vague ....but i was trying for a long time and this drove me kind of crazy...any way here is the problem exactly...
first
i was trying this site easyurpmi and i dont know how to use it exactly to download some wanted programs ex: torrent software , download magaer
second
i tryed to download from a source and always after the step of ./configure when i shift for make ...it says no makefile present although i see it there myself ....i dont know where is the problem is it in the ./configure or in the make
thanx for help
 
Old 04-13-2006, 07:15 AM   #5
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You use the easyurpmi website to set up the sources that MCC uses to install packages. It isn't a source of packages in itself. You simply copy the resultant text and past it into a root shell, such as konsole.

Make sure that you are in the directory when you run make. Also make sure that the ./configure stage was successful first. There may have been errors, and that is why the configure script didn't generate a Makefile. Perhaps you have dependencies that you need to resolve first.

Also, try using the graphical rpmdrake program ( The install software module in MCC ). The software you want may be on your installation disks. If you used the easy urpmi website to configure another source, the programs in your new source will be available in the MCC to install.

A good website for locating packages is http://www.rpm.pbone.net. You can filter the search for your distro version. This site can also analyze that your particular dependencies are, and provide links to those packages.
 
Old 04-13-2006, 08:07 AM   #6
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hi...
thanx for help but i dont know what to do next after i past that line in the console...i paste it and it says downloadins etc...then what next how to benifit from it
about the second stuff ..
may be i do have problem with the configuration but what can i do about it i dont know ..
 
Old 04-13-2006, 08:27 AM   #7
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You will need to really focus down to more specific questions.....

First, lets back up a few steps: Have you successfully installed anything using the built-in package manager and the repositories? If not, stay at this level before trying to tackle compiling.

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may be i do have problem with the configuration but what can i do about it i dont know ..
When you run ./configure, do you get any errors? If so, post them here. If some other package, library function, etc. is missing, you will need to install that and then try configure again.
 
Old 04-14-2006, 07:22 AM   #8
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Hmm

I'll make a detailed explanation for the easyurpmi element :

On http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/ you can get mirrors from where your Mandriva will be able to get programs preconfigured and ready to be self-installed.

If the results of the webpage are this :
urpmi.addmedia plf-free ftp://ftp.gts.lug.ro/plf/mandriva/free/2006.0/i586 with hdlist.cz
urpmi.addmedia plf-nonfree ftp://ftp.gts.lug.ro/plf/mandriva/non-free/2006.0/i586 with hdlist.cz
urpmi.addmedia --update updates ftp://mirror.cricyt.edu.ar/MandrivaL.../main_updates/ with media_info/hdlist.cz
urpmi.addmedia main ftp://mirror.cricyt.edu.ar/MandrivaL...586/media/main with media_info/hdlist.cz
urpmi.addmedia contrib ftp://mirror.cricyt.edu.ar/MandrivaL.../media/contrib with media_info/hdlist.cz
urpmi.addmedia jpackage ftp://mirror.cricyt.edu.ar/MandrivaL...media/jpackage with media_info/hdlist.cz


Then here is what you'll need to do...

- open a console. Just do alt-F2, and enter the text "konsole" without the quotes.

- in that console, enter the text "su", it will ask for the root password (root = administrator), enter it.

- the you will need to enter, line by line, each of those command lines. I'll set half of them in italics so that you can know where each line begins and ends.
urpmi.addmedia plf-free ftp://ftp.gts.lug.ro/plf/mandriva/free/2006.0/i586 with hdlist.cz
urpmi.addmedia plf-nonfree ftp://ftp.gts.lug.ro/plf/mandriva/non-free/2006.0/i586 with hdlist.cz
urpmi.addmedia --update updates ftp://mirror.cricyt.edu.ar/MandrivaL.../main_updates/ with media_info/hdlist.cz
urpmi.addmedia main ftp://mirror.cricyt.edu.ar/MandrivaL...586/media/main with media_info/hdlist.cz
urpmi.addmedia contrib ftp://mirror.cricyt.edu.ar/MandrivaL.../media/contrib with media_info/hdlist.cz
urpmi.addmedia jpackage ftp://mirror.cricyt.edu.ar/MandrivaL...media/jpackage with media_info/hdlist.cz
To enter them in the console, just select them with your mouse, right-click "copy", and into a new line of the console, right-click "paste". Enter. Wait until the console has finished loading from internet the list of the files in the mirror (that might take long.)

- When you have finished, close the console.

- run alt-F2 "mcc", enter the root password. In the software panel, chose the installer menu, there will be a search field. In the search field, enter whatever program name you want to install. For instance, if you enter "torrent" it will propose you the various bittorrent program files available. If you ask for them to be installed, they will be automatically installed and added to your equivalent of the "start" menu.


That was a long post, and I hope you won't feel insulted if I told it "the basical way" (i'm unsure of your level), but this way it's certain it will be clear for you ^^
 
Old 04-14-2006, 01:13 PM   #9
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thanx guys for help....i was unpatient i just upgraded my mdk 10 to mandriva 2006...and i have a lot of new problems ....i cant run "mcc" !!!!and a lot of other softwares...about my level i am very newbie in this field i mean linux ...its my first few days ....thanx so much for ur help
 
Old 04-14-2006, 02:57 PM   #10
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We all have begun one day

Let's be precise, what do you mean, you can't run mcc ?

In order to run it, do alt-F2 (equivalent to windows' win-R, Start > Run), and write in this "mcc" without the quotes.
Or open a terminal (the default icons will contain one) and write mcc in this.
It will ask for the administrator's password, give it.

What won't work in this ?
 
Old 04-14-2006, 06:21 PM   #11
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i tried the two options but ,i think the two options isnt working ....it just give me the window where i put the root password then the sand watch then after few seconds its gone and everything is back to normal....i.e nothing happend ....

Last edited by johny joseph; 04-14-2006 at 06:25 PM.
 
Old 04-14-2006, 07:23 PM   #12
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then run mcc from a console. The advantage of the console is that the error messages are displayed, and not lost into a log noone will read. Tell us what the error message might be...
 
  


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