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I seem to be having problems installing RPM's.
I have just started with Linux RedHat7.3.
I have downloaded about a dozen RPM,s for DivX, AVI, a couple of games (Quake) and the Enlightenment desktop.
Every single one failed to install. Either I get a "needs dependant files" message (where do I find them?) or the GnoRPM interface just sits and looks at me and won't do anything at all.
I have tried wherever possible to go for i686 versions (to match my machine) and have tried also to stick to RedHat "labelled versions".
What am I doing wrong?
Distribution: Mandrake 10, IPCOP 1.4, SME Server 6, EvilEntity
I am proabably the least cometant person to reply, but I will give my opinion; I suspect you do not have a C compiler. When you installed, what options did you choose......kernel hacking, programming, etc - it may be that you need a compiler. I think RPMs are a structured form of a basic source file, so need a compiler, and *NIX is almost always a in C. Some distros don't tell you that it is very useful (like DO IT) to install a compiler...
Hi, some rpms might need a newer version of you gcc compiler.
It could be also that you need a newer version of the rpm application itself. Try to install something simple, say, a newer version of emacs, and see if it works.