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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?
i deleted the rpm sfter installation! maybe not a good idea?
after typing as root inkscape bash says the following
inkscape: error while loading shared libraries: libgc.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
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!!!!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.