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Old 09-20-2005, 08:11 PM   #1
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Angry Newbie!!!!how do you do this


Hey!!!!!!
Just a quicky, i have dowmloaded an rpm file and installed it, but now i cant locate it, its a program called "inkscrape" and i thought it could after installation be found in the KDE menu under Multimedia> Graphics along with the Gimp, but its not there,

is they a way to start the program up through the console into its gui?
 
Old 09-20-2005, 08:36 PM   #2
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From a shell konsole type the name of the program and it will launch. Or add a link and icon to it to your desktop.
 
Old 09-20-2005, 08:49 PM   #3
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You can look at the .rpm file contents to find out where the executable file is located and the name like this:

rpm -qlp Your_Program.rpm | more

look under /usr/bin for the executable file name...

KC
 
Old 09-20-2005, 08:55 PM   #4
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wow, thankyou for the replys, its appreciated

i deleted the rpm sfter installation! maybe not a good idea?

after typing as root inkscape bash says the following
# inkscape
inkscape: error while loading shared libraries: libgc.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
[root@localhost jon]#


think i may dig around and do a reinstall
 
Old 09-20-2005, 09:18 PM   #5
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well, after reinstallation i found the icon in /usr/share/applications and transfered it to the desktop, then after double clicking on the icon it trys to start in the taskbar and after about five seconds then vanishes without starting!!!!!!
dont understand
 
Old 09-20-2005, 09:53 PM   #6
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Its not working because its missing that shared library, which means its likely that the RPM wasn't packaged for your distro. What distro are you using? Have you tried its package management system to get that program - this is the easiest and most reliable way to get something installed?

Did you mean to type Inkscape? if so then its very likely that your distro will have a package for it.

Last edited by tkedwards; 09-20-2005 at 09:54 PM.
 
Old 09-20-2005, 10:17 PM   #7
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i compiled a source version and tried to install that!

it wouldnt because these were needed>
Perl Parser
libpng
libgc

the first i compiled and installed but after installing the lib garbage collector i then tried installing inkscape but its still saying........

configure: error: libgc (the Boehm Conservative Collector) 6.4+, is needed to compile inkscape -- http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Hans_Boehm/gc
[root@localhost inkscape-0.42.2]#

im running mandrakes 10.2
and really dont understand anymore!!!!!!
 
Old 09-20-2005, 10:24 PM   #8
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try using your URPMI source it will install all needed dependencies for you...

# urpmi inkscape

KC
 
Old 09-20-2005, 10:30 PM   #9
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doesnt look to be on the CD's

[root@localhost jon]# urpmi inkscape

no package named inkscape
[root@localhost jon]#
 
Old 09-20-2005, 10:42 PM   #10
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you don't have them setup yet... go here:

http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/

setup the recources, (you should anyway not just for inscape).

I would do one source at a time and make sure you select your linux version and achitecture...

KC
 
Old 09-20-2005, 11:24 PM   #11
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well, iv not urpmi before now! had to compile everything from source before you give me this link....
after following it through it spits out the following
Step3 Type this in a console as root
urpmi.addmedia main ftp://ftp.caliu.info/pub/distribucio...586/media/main with media_info/hdlist.cz
urpmi.addmedia contrib ftp://ftp.caliu.info/pub/distribucio.../media/contrib with media_info/hdlist.cz
urpmi.addmedia jpackage ftp://ftp.caliu.info/pub/distribucio...media/jpackage with media_info/hdlist.cz

then Bash downloads something big (21MB-) thats probly the ftp files!!!!!!
 
Old 09-20-2005, 11:53 PM   #12
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then Bash downloads something big (21MB-) thats probly the ftp files!!!!!!
Sounds like its working then. After it does all this can you do a urpmi inkscape? Also in the Mandrake Control Centre there is a GUI software install program that does the same thing as urpmi. See my sig for the documentation on it.
 
Old 09-21-2005, 12:11 AM   #13
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well. its installed now, with a few dependences also....

that urpmi option did the trick, looking into urpmi now cos its ace, cheers to you who contributed
 
Old 09-21-2005, 12:12 AM   #14
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Originally posted by tkedwards
Sounds like its working then. After it does all this can you do a urpmi inkscape? Also in the Mandrake Control Centre there is a GUI software install program that does the same thing as urpmi. See my sig for the documentation on it.
yes its worked, although i dont know how
 
Old 09-21-2005, 12:41 AM   #15
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yes its worked, although i dont know how
That setup that you did from the command window was just where you were telling urpmi "I want to be able to install software from these software repositories located at these URLs". It then went and downloaded the hdlist.cz files which contain the information about each package in the repository which urpmi uses to find packages and resolve depedencies.
 
  


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