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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
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.
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...
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
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
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.
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 ..
- 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 ^^
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
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.
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.