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Old 07-20-2004, 11:59 AM   #1
Emanon247
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I'm pulling my hair out here..


I'm a BRAND NEW Linux user and Im pullin my hair out here. I really wanna LOVE linux, so please help me out. I'm having some trouble with RPM's and their installation. (Most) everything that I install has SOME kind of dependency that I need. Then Ill try to install those dependencies, but THEY have dependencies. Im using RedHat Fedora.

I'll give you my most recent example. I'm tryint to configure my hotmail acct with Ximian. I read the post on here about hotyard or hayward or whatever that program is (I cant remem the name). I tried installing it, but it that it needed two (im assuming) library files to run. I said "no problemo" and tried to install those RPM's. ..but.... they need two of the same library files but different versions, so i tried to install those, but even THEY needed two library files of another version.

PPPPPLease advise, im REALLY missing my InstallShield and bundled .DLL's..

Thanks.
 
Old 07-20-2004, 12:31 PM   #2
tuxrules
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Try looking for YUM or APT-GET. Try to google for yum and apt-get. I think FC2 has yum by default so you can do something like this...
Code:
# yum install package name
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I believe yum takes care of dependencies too.

Just a side note...please try to phrase the nature of your problem in subject line. This will help you find answers quickly as people here will look at subject lines and get an idea about problem and may try to answer you. I guess the moderators will also give you the same advice sooner or later.

And dont pull your hair...linux has steep learning curve and we all have gone through it...hang in there!!! and you shall enjoy Linux soon.
 
Old 07-20-2004, 12:37 PM   #3
or1onas
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Why don't you try to run 'system-config-packages' and install the relevant packages for ximian (io guess you're using ximian's 'evolution' mail client).
If this won't do any good, make sure you have installed most of the devel-packages (you'll find them at the bottom of the list of packages..)
If you've already tried the above, i guess you should just make notes of the packages missing and search in rpmfind.net to find them. Put them in the correct order and finally you'll make it...
I'm a newbie too and had the same prob when i first tried to compile kopete... It took me almost 8 hours to solve all the dependencies but after that, nothing stops me :-)
(That was the first compilation i ever tried. That's why it took me so long. After a while, you get used to it. And after all, each installation u make installs more and more libraries, so after some time, you'll probably have almost all needed packages installed on your system and won;t get into this kind of trouble any more...)
I'll be waiting for your info...
 
Old 07-20-2004, 01:17 PM   #4
Emanon247
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HEY!, thanks for the replies, and sorry about that header thing. Im not new to message boards, I should have known . Anyway, I tried YUM and it looked like it was starting to work wonderfully until I got the message "Cannot find a package matching (RPM package)" . I know the path is correct as I copy and pasted right from the directory/file listing. I'm probably doing something wrong, so if you know the answer, do share ..

PS - I'm doing all this in a "super user terminal" (logged into a terminal emulation session as root)..
 
  


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