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I am trying to install blackboxwm on two different machines, and although I have tried several different methods of doing so I still am at a loss ( I tried installing from a tar.gz - I only made it as far as the 'make install' end of things... It bottomed out trying to install the translation somethingOrOther. The results from $apt-get install [blackbox,Blackbox,BlackBox] were even less promising. ...despite that I see myself having the easiest time with apt. )
Here is what I got back from the command line with apt:
apt-get install BlackBox
error: cannot get exclusive lock on /var/lib/rpm/Packages
error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - Operation not permitted (1)
error: cannot open Packages database in
E: could not open RPM database
Although I do show up as a newbie ( and I dont dispute that I am ) I have been trying Mandrake and RH since high school... I recently got a job in a Linux shop and work 40+ hours a week at the command line... If I have asked something stupid please go easy on me - you have a willing M$ convert in me.
Yes, I am being root. I apologize for not being more explicit... I have tried this many ways over the past couple of days and in my impatience and frustration did not list all of the results I have seen.
when logged in as su I have used 'apt-get install BlackBox' and 'apt-get update' with both indicating I have two versions of xmms installed and that I need to correct this. How can you determine what software is actually installed on your system? Could someone point me to a key few files I should be aware of? Some links maybe? Recommend a good book, whatever, I'm desperate here!
I hope you are somewhere warmer than here. :-D
oh, and thanks.
Yeah - thanks - I just had a co-worker show me that... He also uses apt on Debian.
The real problem lies in that I dont really know how to install rpm's by hand. I followed a tutorial to get as far as I have with this machine... I unpacked a tar.gz for the first time because of this too... I just cant seem to get it to install.
I'm going to give up for now; It seems like there is too much I dont know how to do yet to be trying this.
Thanks for all your posts though!