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Running Fedora 17 Desktop on my Thinkpad laptop as a 2nd O/S.
I've downloaded two application RPM packages: BitDefender and Dropbox.
I've opened the Terminal console.
Logged on as root.
I've copied the RPM packages to the /etc/yum.repos.d/ folder; successful copying of files.
I now run the installation command logged on as root:
"yum install [package name].rpm"
The command starts the installation operation then returns:
"No package nautilus-dropbox-1.4.0-1.fedora.i386.rpm available."
Same return message for Bitdefender.
I've double checked and verified the command syntax and package name, and all looks correct.
I also run "yum update yum"; console list the existing application packages, then returns "no package update available".
If I try to right-click the file, and choose "install" with "Software Installer", the installation opens a dialog box, to start the installation, with a progress bar; then once progress bar is at completion level, it shows the icon 'close'. If ones clicks on 'close', nothing happens; dialog box stays open; it's like it's frozen or hanging.
Thank you for your feedback and help!!