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Old 04-06-2004, 03:54 PM   #1
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Installing an application


Right, so there's this. I just downloaded Firestarte RPM for Mandrake 9.2 off the site. Now, see....hmmm.

{{ insert extreme reluctance here }}

How do I install an application? It's sitting on my desktop, in a folder. Inside the folder are numerous files, of which, I am unsure will begin the install.

Did I mention I am new to linux? Or were ya able to figure that one out?
 
Old 04-06-2004, 03:56 PM   #2
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open up a terminal console and get to the folder where the rpm resides.

rpm -i xxxxxx.rpm

-- Vikram
 
Old 04-06-2004, 04:01 PM   #3
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Right on! Thanks so much, now when I run the command line I receive the error:

error: Failed Dependencies:
liblinc.so.1 is needed by firestarter-0.9.2-3mdk

Any idea's on what I need to download?
 
Old 04-06-2004, 04:42 PM   #4
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Hi Pleiades. I believe (but am not 100%) that you need this http://at.rpmfind.net/opsys/linux/RPM/liblinc.so.1.html

If that doesn't do it, also check Google -- J.W.
 
Old 04-06-2004, 05:00 PM   #5
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usually rpm packages will check to see if you have installed what you need for the app to probably work, but in this case it didn't. sometimes you can get the libraries you need off of your install disk, but sometimes not. downloading libraries often doesn't work because those are linked to other versions of libs that you don't have. you often have to compile the stuff yourself.
 
Old 04-06-2004, 05:34 PM   #6
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Try installing Redcarpet from www.ximian.com
This will end your dependency nightmare
 
Old 04-06-2004, 06:47 PM   #7
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Thanks soo much to everyone helping me out, much appreciated! And feel free to smack me in the head should my relentless thanking become annoying.

Downloaded Ximian Red Carpet, ran rpm from the terminal:
rpm -Uvh red-carpet-2.2.2-0.ximian.7.1.i586.rpm

And the error is:
warning: red-carpet-2.2.2-0.ximian.7.1.i586.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID fd4fe9e9
error: Failed dependencies:
rcd >= 2.0 is needed by red-carpet-2.2.2-0.ximian.7.1


I'm still trying to doing this on my own while enlisting the support of the forums, I just don't want anyone thinking I want a hand out. RTFM does apply here, yes, and I'm tryin to find it in between postings.
 
Old 04-07-2004, 04:47 PM   #8
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Did you download the rcd package from ximian? When you go to download the files it gives you several packages that you need to download. Get rcd and install it first. Then install redcarpet. You can also install rug which is the command line version of redcarpet. Just a note Ximian does not oficially support mandrake 10 yet. But the 9.2 packages should suffice:
http://www-files.ximian.com/redcarpe...drake-92-i586/
 
  


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