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Old 09-01-2009, 11:24 PM   #1
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Question How do I download and install a RPM?


Up to this point I have not been able to make full use of Linux. The reason being I did not have a high speed internet. Now I do. I am trying to download and install Firefox. I have Fedora 7. Is there a KB page that explains this or can someone tell me what to do. The book that I am using is not very clear on the subject.

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Old 09-01-2009, 11:28 PM   #2
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# yum install firefox
(The # prompt means you run that as root.)

But... Fedora 7 is old and unsupported. Now that you have your high speed 'net connection, might as well get the latest.
 
Old 09-02-2009, 12:05 AM   #3
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Is this from a terminal window? Also, where are the files supposed to be? I hate to be ignorant but the book I have has me a little confused?
 
Old 09-02-2009, 10:41 AM   #4
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Yes, that would be from a terminal window. You'll need to -
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$ su -
- first. The yum application will query Fedora's repositories, find a package named 'firefox', and install it for you.

I'll emphasize again, though: Fedora 7 is old and unsupported. You probably should focus on upgrading to the latest.
 
Old 09-02-2009, 11:33 AM   #5
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the software for fedora 7 was WAS moved to the archives it it past it's end of life install the current
Fedora 11
see the fedora install guide
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/install-guide/f11/

also Remember Fedora is a TESTING distro .That means that not everything will work , or work correctly.
The updates can AND WILL break things.
if you want to use fedora be prepared to FIX things

i would recommend installing ubuntu for the new user.
 
Old 09-02-2009, 11:42 AM   #6
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I hate to be ignorant
repositories are locations where precompiled binaries of softwares have been kept and all the dependencies have been also resolved - so when you just ask yum (yellow dog update manager) to do the job for you i.e either install or update any software it will findout the best repository and work it out for you.

Normally one or two repositories are already installed when you finish off your installation of fedora, but it is recommended you install livna and rpmfusion too. They have the best softwares and you won't have any problems thereon.

hope that helps
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Old 09-02-2009, 04:37 PM   #7
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try fedora 9 and when you get it down move up one. fedora is all about learning new stuff.hang in there it get better.

Last edited by rd8006; 09-02-2009 at 04:39 PM.
 
Old 09-02-2009, 04:49 PM   #8
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Why move to Fedora 9? It is beyond EOL too. F10 and F11 are the only Fedora versions currently supported and F10 support will be dropped in October(?).
 
Old 09-02-2009, 09:17 PM   #9
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fedora 9 is past it's end of life and fedora 10 will hit end of life in about 2 to 3 months
 
Old 09-04-2009, 09:20 PM   #10
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Thanks to everyone for their advice. I am going to try and get 11 loaded in the near future. I am a bit of a tinkerer and I finally got 7 to work. This reminds me of the early days of Windows when you had to know DOS and path commands to get things to work. My age is showing. I know I have a learning curve ahead of me but this is nothing new. Once again thanks to everyone. I will have more question to post in the future. Please keep a look out.

Thanks.....
 
Old 09-13-2009, 10:19 AM   #11
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look i upgrade to 11 from 9 and it went well go com line yum -y update then yum clean all next yum install preupgrade next type preupgrade a list up grade there choose one then start sit back let it work, you should not loose anything , when i reboot all my file still there. ps you must be in root when you start. and forgive spelling

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