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Old 09-08-2006, 12:23 PM   #1
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Installing Programs


I have recently installed Fedora Core 5 in my Computer.I have set the root password and user accounts everything.I got a extra CD containing lots of extra programs to install. When I mouinted it and tried installing it I get a error message.

When I click the .rpm package the GnomeRPM retrieves system information and it stops in the middle saying unable to retrieve system information.
Hence I can't install the software.
 
Old 09-08-2006, 12:27 PM   #2
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When I try to open the ADD\REMOVE Software I get the Same erroe message.Could you help me in this? I can't install any other software due to this.
 
Old 09-08-2006, 01:24 PM   #3
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Installing programs

Have you tried installing with
yum localinstall pkgname?
or
rpm -i pkgname, (after cd into pkg dir)

The add remove program gives a message that its unable to retrieve software information when it is not getting baseurl in the /etc/yum.repos.d/alltherepos.repo

Try uncommenting the baseurl line in
fedora-core.repo
fedora-updates.repo
fedora-extras.repo
and any other repo you may have installed.
if you are behind a proxy then add
proxy=http://a.b.c.dort to /etc/yum.conf

Last edited by sn68; 09-08-2006 at 01:26 PM.
 
Old 09-10-2006, 08:02 AM   #4
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How do you uncomment the baseurl line in these files??
 
Old 09-10-2006, 08:19 AM   #5
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>su
>pwd
>gedit /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora-updates.repo

remove the # sign in front of the baseurl line
 
Old 09-10-2006, 08:42 AM   #6
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I remove the # sign but still it gave the same error: Unable to retrieve system information.

I removed the # sign in 1. Fedora-updates.repo
2.Fedora-core.repo
3.Fedora-development.repo

It didn't work.
 
Old 09-10-2006, 08:48 AM   #7
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It said unable to retrieve software information.
 
Old 09-10-2006, 09:37 AM   #8
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if you have not installed any extra repo's then
you need to edit
fedora-core.repo
fedora-extras.repo
fedora-updates.repo

normally other repo's are not enabled so no need to bother about them
Dont double click rpm pkg, do applications -> Add/remove software
Else as I said just cd into the directory where your packages are and do "yum localinstall package.rpm" from terminal

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