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Make sure you go to the easyurpmi website and follow the instructions there. As a newbie, I would advise against downloading/installing tarballs/source code/wild rpms unless you know what you are doing and/or you *really* need that version of that app. Once you have your urpmi repositories set up using easyurpmi, you can install most of what you need by just going to the Mandrake Control Center (Star --> System --> Configuration --> Configure Your Computer), clicking on "Software Management" in the left panel, and then the "Install Software" button on the right. There is a search button there to look for a specific app. Once you find the app you want, select it and click the "Install" button. Easy as can be. Urpmi-based installs will also usually update your menus, as well.
trust me source and tars not so much of a problem any more as long as i follow the install instructs, get the depandancies that are needed. its usually rather simple. (installed various software from source easiest was firefox 10.2)
and thanx, i will do as you said i kept seeing refrences to thac's rpm database. so i just finished downloading that.
and upading my urpmi database.
ok now i have a problem, proberly should make another post for this but, not really sure where to put this.
i installed penggy to get online with aol. which is working i am on now.
problem is after a reboot (gf refuses to use linux, and as of yet i haven't installed half life 2 on linux so still playing it on win)
so on occassion i have to use windows.
but when i boot back into linux, i jump into su and tell penggy to dial
problem is it can't find
the modem exists the tun thing doesn't.
i am using the universal tun/tap package.
to correct i am doing this
1, uninstall penggy
2, install penggy
3, chmod 777 etc/penggy + files ( i am doing folder then each file 1 by one is there a quicker way?)
4, deleting all files
5, placing in a set i've configured already
6, opening a consol going into su mode then typeing /usr/sbin/./penggy
and it will then run.
so either i need 1 of 2 things
1, somehow to fix this issue, so once its installed it stays installed and works correctly even after a reboot.
2, a script to do that above, not asking anyone to code it, would be nice. but otherwise to know how to do it all
penggy is uninstalled/installed from a rpm.
i have abc bittorrent client. its made in python, now i gotta ask, how do i run it no matter what i double click, it all gets opened in kwrite.