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Old 01-29-2004, 03:06 PM   #1
kristenm
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Installing Programs in Mandrake Discovery 9.2


Ok I'm a total and complete newbie so easy, detailed explanations are GREATLY appreciated!!
I just installed Mandrake Discovery 9.2 and am in the process of configuring everything to my liking. I'm trying to install some programs that I had in Windows and can't figure out how to install programs once I download them. I can get the ones that are listed in communities and the Mandrake site, etc. but it's the programs from individual pages that I can't figure out. An example is Live Journal Client KLuJe which is designed for the KDE environment. I downloaded the .rpm file which says it's for any platform, and the file name is kluje-0.7-1.src.rpm if that helps.
I've been trying to install it and I can't figure it out! I'm used to the Windows environment where you just double click on the file and it installs it ...is there a way to do that? Something fairly simple woudl be appreciated!

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Old 01-29-2004, 03:36 PM   #2
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hi. the reason you're scratching your head on this one, is cos you got a file named ".src.rpm". it is a source file, and hence not really the executable program you're looking for. go back to the page you got that from, and look for a file named the same, but without the "src" in it. download that, and run "rpm -ivh <filename>", in a terminal as root.
 
Old 01-29-2004, 03:44 PM   #3
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Ok well there are two other programs available for download

one is a .rpm but when i tried to run it I get the following
[root@localhost Desktop]# rpm -ivh kluje-0.7-1.i386.rpm
error: Failed dependencies:
libcrypto.so.2 is needed by kluje-0.7-1
libDCOP-gcc2.96.so.4 is needed by kluje-0.7-1
libkdecore-gcc2.96.so.4 is needed by kluje-0.7-1
libkdefx-gcc2.96.so.4 is needed by kluje-0.7-1
libkdesu-gcc2.96.so.4 is needed by kluje-0.7-1
libkdeui-gcc2.96.so.4 is needed by kluje-0.7-1
libkio-gcc2.96.so.4 is needed by kluje-0.7-1
libkspell-gcc2.96.so.4 is needed by kluje-0.7-1
libpng.so.2 is needed by kluje-0.7-1
libssl.so.2 is needed by kluje-0.7-1

The other file is kluje-0.7.tar.gz and I don't know to run that. I tried to uncompress it and run it in console but it's not doing anything and I'm completely baffled!
 
Old 01-29-2004, 03:49 PM   #4
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uh uh - ur doin it right. failed dependencies mean you have to get THOSE packages too, if you want to install it. so, you have to get and install each and every one of those. the .tar.gz is pretty much the same as the earlier ".src" - both are sources, and both will again give you errors saying you need the other stuff.

i dont know about discovery, but if it does, read up on urpmi. or ask someone in the mandrake forum how to use urpmi. it's a system that will handle such issues.

till then, go get each and everyone of those packages u see in the error report. (yes, it is not going to be fun...until you figure out urpmi or switch to an apt-able distro.)
 
  


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