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Old 05-09-2003, 05:31 AM   #1
koywa
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urpmi walk thru


I would like to download Tux Typing.
I found the program on Tucows with X11 platform.
Could someone please walk me through the process step by step...For example, do I download to my PC first, then install,if so to where do I download it and how do I install it?
I have bought many Linux books and searched many sites but have been unable to find full details.
My O/S is Mandrake 9.0 and would like to use Graphics for the download.
Thanks. Steve.
 
Old 05-09-2003, 05:49 AM   #2
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just download it to whereever you want, and run "rpm -Uvh /where/that/file/is/blah.rpm

check the rute guide in my signature for more information about installing software, also try search ing this site
 
Old 05-09-2003, 06:08 AM   #3
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Thanks for your reply Chris.
You make it sound easy.
OK I will do as you suggest.
Steve
 
Old 05-09-2003, 08:13 PM   #4
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URPMI problem

In the time frame since I last posted, I have been unable to find clear simple instructions on how to install a small typing tutor program in Mandrake 9.0, using URPMI on graphical interface.
I was able to install the O/S, set up for internet and I am using M9 now as a daily machine.
Could someone please help?
Thanks, Steve
 
Old 05-09-2003, 10:17 PM   #5
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I am fairly new, but I may be able to give you some directions. Go here http://sourceforge.net/project/showf...roup_id=12715, scroll down to where the rpm packages are, click on the file, save to your home directory usually /home/yourname
There are two ways to do install. You can 1) open a terminal, or 2) double click on your home directory on the desktop.

1) Open the terminal, which should open to your home directory. type what is inside quotation marks "rpm -ivh tuxtype" and press the tab key. The terminal should fill in the rest of the file label. That should install it. I do not know from there how to start it, but you should be able to find the directory and go into that directory (cd /directory it is in), and find the readme file. Oftentimes, the program will put a listing in one of your menus.

2) double click on the home directory icon on the desktop. It should open in your home directory. Find the file you downloaded, right click on it, and choose either "open with" or "extract here." It will install it.

Again, I am new, and my instructions may not be letter perfect.
Send a message if you don't get it.
 
Old 05-10-2003, 12:14 AM   #6
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Thank you undersherd for the detailed reply.
Shall give it a try.
Steve
 
Old 05-10-2003, 08:30 AM   #7
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Forgot to tell you, you may need to be root to install. If so, at the command prompt in the terminal, type "su" and it will ask for the password. Type that, enter, and the symbol should now be $, which denotes root
CAreful, root can do anything to the system.
 
Old 05-10-2003, 10:12 AM   #8
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Clarification:
$ usually = user
# usually = root



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Old 05-10-2003, 10:16 AM   #9
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# Guides to software and installation
Compiling Software Help File
LNAG - How do I install a program I downloaded from the Internet?
Rute Guide's software explanation

# Mandrake links
Mandrake home page
Mandrake Users website
Easy software management: Red Carpet
Maximum RPM
rpmfind
You didn't install the developmental packages? As root, command:
urpmi gcc
 
Old 05-10-2003, 10:43 AM   #10
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My bad. sorry
 
Old 05-10-2003, 07:20 PM   #11
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Thanks for the help.
I am trying to go through the process stage by stage.
In reference to undershepherd's advise, I am still having problems with the install, here is what I did:
Followed link to Sourceforge and saved to home directory exactly as described.
Neither 1) nor 2) would work for me.
In 1) where you say to open terminal, which terminal do you mean...Is this as
su or other? I tried everything but could not get any kind of terminal to
open to my home page.
In 2) upon completing download, a pop up screen appeared stating:
/tmp/k4d6ibwx.rpm could not be saved, because the source file could
not be read, try again later. I tried two mirrors, 1 in USA and 1 in
Australia and the results were the same for both.
I shall be grateful to learn of the next step in this process...Thanks
Steve
 
Old 05-10-2003, 07:35 PM   #12
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I tried downloading the package, and installing, you are going to need some more files.

For opening a terminal, if you are using GNOME, go to the left most icon on the bottom icon bar, click once, move mouse up to terminals, and open GNOME terminal. I think that in most cases, it will open a window with something like "ray@localhost ray$" If you type "cd", then one space, then two dots (periods), it should back up to your /home directory. So, when I download, it goes into by default /home/ray directory.

I made a booboo on what to type.
in the terminal, when you find the directory the file is in, you need to be root, so type "su", it will ask for password for root, enter it. Then the line should be something like "root@localhost ray#. The # is indication that you are now in root.
Then, type "rpm -iv tuxtype" (without quotes) and press tab. If it beeps at you, then you are in the wrong directory. If it finished the file name, great!
If yours is like mine, then you are going to have to find the needed file dependecies. use google, and do a search for each.
WARNING: oftentimes, those files you need need other files, hence the "dependecy hell".


If
 
Old 05-11-2003, 12:26 AM   #13
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I would prefer to use URPMI for the download and installation.
I use KDE as it is the set default and I do prefer it.
I did follow fancypiper's instruction and installed the developement packages.
At the prompt I entered urpmi gcc then entered yes, the prompt requested disc #1 which I did, it download for a long while then finished, seems OK.
Are you please able to help me go through the process with KDE and URPMI
Thanks.
Steve.
 
Old 05-11-2003, 12:50 AM   #14
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Since you now have the developmental packages installed, you can now install from source code, the lowest common denominator of packaging for all distros.

urpmi is limited to Mandrake packages, unfortunately, so if it can't find the program to install in their packages, you can't get there from here. You have to go the other ways if you want the program.
 
Old 05-11-2003, 01:16 AM   #15
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Thanks for the information fancypiper.
I am on a steep learning curve here.
Steve.
 
  


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