This concerns pirut, the add/remove software utility in Fedora 5. When run from the menu, it asks for the root password and then disappears into the background. When run from the shell as root, it responds with "ImportError: could not import pango ... perhaps you're not running XWindows"
Pirut did work when I first installed Linux a month ago. I'm conjecturing that I damaged part of XWindows at some point and would like to re-install XWindows without re-installing the entire operating system.
Unfortunately, pirut would be the tool I'd use to do that re-installation, so I'm in a bit of a bind.
Could I use rpm to re-install XWindows? What package would I ask for? (rpm -qa | grep -i X11 lists 84 packages and I can't identify which one is the main one.)
Many many thanks.
This newbie is totally amazed by the altruism in the linux community.