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Old 01-07-2004, 02:05 PM   #1
M2tM
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I'm so newbie it hurts


I hate to have to ask such a silly question, but can someone walk me through getting an rpm file to execute? This is my first day with Linux, and I have looked, I could look longer, but it will take less time if I just ask here.

Please type slowly so I can keep up, I'm such a Linux Luser, but at least I'm trying...



Oh, and, I'm running Mandrake, but I only used the first cd to install, so I'm probably missing a ton of packages, it wouldn't let me use the second or third cds due to improper labels or something... (I can't seem to change the label in Nero) I have another computer with XP on it...

Really, -all- I need to do is get an excecutable version of anjuta and I'll be good as gravy, my CS prof told us that we -have- to make all of our programs excecutable on Linux... I can respect that, I've always liked the Linux ideal, but I've been far too lazy to figure out linux... Now, I'm not computer illiterate by any means, I do alot of programming and have done some raw 3d stuff, I'm just adjusting to a new operating system that doesn't seem to run much like windows (thankfully, I guess).

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Old 01-07-2004, 02:08 PM   #2
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Type "man rpm" in the shell.

Usually you can get to the directory with the file you want to install by using the cd (change directory) command. Then try using "rpm -ivh filename". The -i is for installing the package the v is for displaying info on the package, and h is for the hashmarks so that you have a progress bar. Tell me if this helps.

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Old 01-07-2004, 02:11 PM   #3
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thanks, that's perfect
 
Old 01-07-2004, 02:14 PM   #4
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Glad I could be of assistance. Oh, another thing, double clicking the rpm in the file manager usually brings up the package manager.
 
Old 01-07-2004, 04:09 PM   #5
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Not for me, it comes up "Open with:" as in, no associations are present...

I think it's because I only got to use the first cd to install

I'm surprised it works at all, really.
 
Old 01-07-2004, 04:14 PM   #6
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[m2tm@localhost anjuta]$ rpm -i anjuta-1.2.0-1.i386.rpm
error: Failed dependencies:
libglade2 >= 2.0.0 is needed by anjuta-1.2.0-1
libgnome >= 2.0.2 is needed by anjuta-1.2.0-1
libgnomeprint22 >= 2.0.1 is needed by anjuta-1.2.0-1
libgnomeprintui22 >= 2.0.1 is needed by anjuta-1.2.0-1
libgnomeui >= 2.0.2 is needed by anjuta-1.2.0-1
liblinc.so.1 is needed by anjuta-1.2.0-1
libvte.so.4 is needed by anjuta-1.2.0-1
vte >= 0.7.0 is needed by anjuta-1.2.0-1


I posted a pre-emptive "that's perfect" upon seeing the "man rpm" thing because I had to head off to work...

So... Yeah, does anyone know how to fix this, and more importantly, could they explain how?
 
Old 01-07-2004, 04:17 PM   #7
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I'm not sure of the name, but I know that Red Hat supports tools that allow you to connect to their servers and download all the dependencies of the package your trying to install. Sorry for being so vague, maybe someone else can elaborate more on what I'm trying to say.
 
Old 01-07-2004, 04:18 PM   #8
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Unfortunately, I don't have Red Hat.

I think I know what I need to do, but I deleted "configure your computer.desktop"

*goes looking*

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Old 01-07-2004, 04:25 PM   #9
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Ach, could somebody e-mail or upload the file for me? It isn't coming up on google.
 
Old 01-07-2004, 04:41 PM   #10
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You want to run the program urpmi. Do a man urpmi and Google for a howto on setting it up. This will fetch and install packages for you on Mandrake. Also, I'd take a look in the Mandrake forum here at LQ.
 
Old 01-07-2004, 05:22 PM   #11
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llamakc is absolutely right. Urpmi is kind of the whole point of Mandrake.

to install X, urpmi X.
to uninstall X, urpme X.
to update your database of available programs, urpmi.update -a

To change your ftp sources for new software, follow instructions at:
plf.zarb.org/~nanardon/ .
 
  


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