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in mandrake, im trying to install some programs using a .rpm package such as WINE, i double click, click install, and then it says "to satisfy dependecies blablabla", i click ok, a little progress bar comes up, finishes and disappears. where is my app? where did it install to? how do i open it?
i know this has got to me THE most noobest quesiton ever, but bear with me here.
Depends on the app you install. In general an rpm holds several files (manual pages, documentation files, binaries etc.) and files are installed in the directories they are supposed to go. Try opening up a console in KDE or Gnome and type in the first letters of the package you have installed and press the tabulator key which brings up a list of the applications you can run. Some apps in Mandrake also add entries to the Start-Menu in KDE/GNOME but few do.
Originally posted by Mankind75 Depends on the app you install. In general an rpm holds several files (manual pages, documentation files, binaries etc.) and files are installed in the directories they are supposed to go. Try opening up a console in KDE or Gnome and type in the first letters of the package you have installed and press the tabulator key which brings up a list of the applications you can run. Some apps in Mandrake also add entries to the Start-Menu in KDE/GNOME but few do.
i guess what im asking then is, where are they supposed to go? also, whats the tabulator key? or is that just tab and you tried to make it interesting?
yes you can log into kde as root. also, you do know that you cant use .exe software in linux unless you have a properly configured install of wine, which is pretty damn complicated.
to log in as root, go to start-system-config-conf rue desktop. when you open that up, go to search and type in user. then go ot the user properties thing by clicking on the users icon in the search area. at the bottom left corner, there is a buton that says advanced or something, click it and do what it says. then, go to the users tab in the users options page and uncheck "root" from teh hide users thing in the middle of the screen. got that? iknow its a little complicated, but you should be able to figure it out.
When i trying to install a program with the ./configure command
i get this message
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for gawk... gawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnuoldld
checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnuoldld
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... (cached) yes
checking for gm4... no
checking for m4... no
checking for gcc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cl... no
configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
No acceptable C compiler. what's that ? And how do i get it to work ?
i remember when i made that exact same post. go to start-system-configure-packages-add packages. then, click on the developer checkbox and installl. they are compilers that are required to install progs in linux from source.