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I am VERY new to Linux - I installed Fedora Core 3 on an old machine three hours ago and am trying to get my printer (HP 3745) working. I downloaded HPLIP 3.9.12.run and am stuck. It seems to require that I have RPM-GPG-KEY imported and enabled before I can import and enable the prerequsite packages. When I run rpm --import /usr/share/rhn/RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora I get an import failure message. Any help is welcome. I am trying to break out of 30 years in the MS jungle.
Thanks for your advice. After logging in as root, I tried rpm --import /usr/share/rhn/RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora and it worked. I then tried yum install hplip and got the message Cannot find a valid baseurl for repo: base. I tried the manual method you suggested starting with installing the dependency packages. This also resulted in the message Cannot find a valid baseurl for repo: base. I feel that I must have missed something in the manual. Any advice would be appreciated.
I agree with using Fedora as a desktop, but, Fedora 10 has just reached it's end-of-life, the only open repos at present are for Fedora 11 and 12. Time to download a new iso.
Yea. I am a true newbie and didn't realize that Fedora 3 wasn't supported any more - I have an older machine so it fit pretty well with the age of the OS. I would like to stick with Fedora - as old as it is, it seems to fit my needs (explore/explore/explore) and my machine. I would like to go to the latest Fedora version but my internet connection is kind of slow. I installed version 3 from a DVD (full boat) but my internet connection is slow so a download might take many more hours than I can afford. Any thoughts?