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I have tried to install 3 RPMs I downloaded from the Internet and after clicking on the Package which I suppose would install it, each time there is a notice saying that there are missing files I need to install first (libDCOP.so.1, libdecore.so.r, etc....)
I do not have a clue on where to find these missing files as they appear not to be on my Red Hat v.8 system.
I would like to know also what is the procedure to upgrade to Red Hat v.9 smoothly.
The reason you were not able to install the rpm was because the dependencies for the installation were not satisfied. You can search for the missing files by running the following command after switching user to root
find / -name filename
And if you find that those files that were reported missing are indeed present then you can install the rpm by running the following command
rpm -ivh rpmname --nodeps
but be sure that the dependent files exist, if not even though the installation completes the program may not run optimally.
I finally got myself a book with Red Hat Linux 9 CDs and started to update. It went OK (3 hours) except that Openoffice.org was not installed in the process. When I try to install the package it says that 2 files are missing... openoffice-libs=1.0.1-8 and openoffice-i18n=1.0.1-8 AGAIN!!!
These 2 files are listed in the book as being in the distribution but I can't find them in the 3 CDs.
I went to the openoffice.org site but didn't find any.
WHY is that so difficult???
I am trying to have a look at synaptic as it has been suggested and hope this will solve my problems. I haven't tried again to install te previous RPMs and thanks all those who can give me any imput with simple words and command for the Newb I am.
Most of the time I download rpms from rpmfind.net. You can find the missing files whether it is full package or part of it (such things like xxx.so.4). And also make sure that the rpm matches your distro. You can also use 'rpm -q --redhatprovides/requires package/missing files' to check whether the missing files are on RedHAt cds. Try rpm -q --help also. Anyway, I also had lots of problems installing rpms when I started using Redhat (mine 9.0). You'll get used to this "dependencies hell" later. Yeah, don't double click on the .rpms, use terminal.
I finally succeeded to install openoffice
In fact, the openoffice-libs=1.0.2-4 and openoffice-i18n=1.0.2-4 were already installed in the system and came from the CDs when I upgraded from Red Hat 8 to Red Hat 9. How come the package manager in Red Hat 9 was asking for the 1.0.1-8 version that I suppose was there before uprade???
I entered the line: rpm -Uvv --nodeps packagename
Now I am a little bit disappointed not to have version 1.1 in the last Red Hat version
I am downloading it right now and will try an upgrade.
I downloaded Synaptic and also try to install it:
>> Installation should be straightforward. Just type:
./configure; make; su -c 'make install'
It's what they said, but it does not work for me! I have the feeling to be a complete idiot...
everybody should have that problem when the started using linux. It's just a matter of experience. Just try to install tar.gz program as many as you can, and you find that some of them work then you'd be glad to have them installed anyway.
I'm trying to install WINe as well. Also try the Tarbal version. It has been telling me EXACTLY what it has wanted. IE: it has told me to get YACC or Bison, and I'd find that fairly easily. After I got that in, it asked for Flex. I'm about to put that in. It has actually posted "Flex not found".
Also, I have heard nothing but garbage about RedHat. Another flavor might be worth considering. I myself have had trouble with RedHat when Mandrake tore right through those problems without noticing them.