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Old 11-20-2012, 08:19 PM   #1
kijandi
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Fedora 17: issue installing applications


How are you co-members?
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!!
Kijandi.
 
Old 11-20-2012, 09:07 PM   #2
FredGSanford
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I haven't used Fedora since version 14 or so, but have a look at this website.

http://denisinla.tumblr.com/post/305...opbox-fedora17
 
Old 11-21-2012, 01:02 AM   #3
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yum localinstall rpmfile...
http://linux.die.net/man/8/yum
 
  


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