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Old 02-20-2005, 12:01 AM   #1
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In windows there is an installer service which handles the installation of programs and also the installation as well. I've just been creating folders and installing programs there, is that how its done or is there a program that keeps track of where stuff is put and it can quickly remove it all?
 
Old 02-20-2005, 12:04 AM   #2
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distro specific, give more details on what you want ( nothing lengthy, just what distro and exactly how comfortable are you in manipulating the environment, as in *nix there are always many ways to accomplish just about anything).
 
Old 02-20-2005, 02:04 AM   #3
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Mandrake 10.1, KDE

Firefox, Tbird for starters mainly I want something that keeps track of stuff that was added by an installer so it will remove it if it messes up.
 
Old 02-20-2005, 02:16 AM   #4
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in mandrake use mandrake control center -> software managment

but u have to first set it up so that it could download the software from the internet

set it up from here :

http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/
 
Old 02-20-2005, 12:09 PM   #5
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That's exactly it one last question where/how do I get RPM files because Firefox didn't come with one?
 
Old 02-20-2005, 04:55 PM   #6
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My response in "Loading Appl.." (same forum)

Try Xandros (linux OS) distribution. The you can
install with the GUI XN (Xandros Network). You
can even download the free Open Circulation
Edition v.3 for free.

Avoid Linspire even though it has a software
warehouse. It's dangerous to run as root.

Even Lycoris is better (can download from its
website) although their libraries are old and
not as many choices of softwares.

I never tried SuSe, although I heard words about
their YAST installer.

Sheng-Chieh
 
Old 02-20-2005, 06:55 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by jgtg32a
That's exactly it one last question where/how do I get RPM files because Firefox didn't come with one?
if you set up urpmi you don't need to worry about it. it will retrieve and install the rpm's for you. rpmfind.net is a place you can go to find some rpm's but make sure you get ones for your Mandrake ( same version of mandrake and all), mixing and matching rpm's ( like ones for suse, fc3, etc..) generally will cause headaches with libs.
 
  


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