I just got mandrake a week or 2 ago, and at first it was great, installing packages without a hitch and everything. Now when I try to open a package (when before it would use RPM to install it) it just brings up the "Open With..." window. This happened about the same time a few of my programs stopped working, like they were uninstalled or something. This stinks because now I have to use the command line to install packages, which takes more time and doesn't seem to handle dependencies as well. Now I can't install ANY packages on my system, and none of the ones I had installed by hand that worked before don't work, so I have a bare system, with a few KDE editors and Mandrake, but thats it.
Another thing is that when I DO use the command line to install programs it does the thing I hate most about linux vs windows, it doesn't tell me where it installed to, so if I want to open this and make any use of it i'm pretty much SOL.
If any one could help me i would appreciate it a lot. I'v had a lot of people say I need to set up RPM as the browser package manager, but no one knows how to do it