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Hi folks I am ashamed to admit I was a tech lead on a HD that supported 500,000 and I can't even figure out how the heck to install an RPM. Heres the deal. I have RH9 installed and running, and I'd like to update GAIM. It is calling for the gtkspell package which I downloaded ( its called gtkspell-2.0.4-fr3.i386.rpm)
now here is where i am stuck. i don't understand what to do with it. i am logged in as root. if i double click it, it tells me it is Preparing a System Update, and then the little dialog closes and well, thats all she wrote... If I go into shell and type rpm -i gtkspell-2.0.4-fr3.i386.rpm, it does essentially the same thing without the dialog box. I get a progress bar with ###s and thats it. What am I missing here? I would very much like to install APT and Synaptic, and when I try to do those, the same thing happens.
I am enjoying my foray into Linux, and I probably will switch over to JAMD soon, and I think once I understand what to do with these packages things will go alot smoother. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. Step by step instructions are generally best for me, as I am still not used to this OS yet.
rpm -ivh gtkspell-2.0.4-fr3.i386.rpm
Its better if you do it from console because if there is a problem with dependencies or anything then it will write them on the console. Also, check to see if the package is installed using this:
rpm -q name_of_package
# Red Hat 7.3 down configuration commands setup leads to several configuration tools
# Red Hat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure soundcard: redhat-config-soundcard
Configure X server: redhat-config-xfree86
Configure network: redhat-config-network
Manage software: redhat-config-packages
Hi all, I have more or less the same problem as kiteless, except that I don't even get the ###s. RPM stalls out completely, up2date stalls too and apt/synaptic does nothing either.
I suspect python is the culprit because RPM and up2date both runs of python, and apt/synaptic uses RPM. But how do I get them to work again? no matter what commands I give these apps, they just stall out completely.
I've updated my Python to 2.3 but still nothing helps... Looks like all programs that run of Python just stalls, well, all the programs mentioned above.