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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).
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.
[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?
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.
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.