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Old 10-23-2001, 07:08 PM   #1
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using GnoRPM on RH7.1


I am trying to install linuxconf on RH7.1 and it fail installing. I first download the package from the site and i try to run GnoRPM and it fail installing. Is there a procedure that i don<t do correctly? It seams pretty straith forward...
Is there difference between the GnoRPM and the rpm in terminal mode?
Please, someone tell me were to start.
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Old 10-24-2001, 02:42 AM   #2
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Arrow linuxconf

Well i have the same problem, i cannot install my linuxconf too.

i downloaded it from RH (v7.1), but when i try to install it, the rpminstaller shows missing lib files.

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Old 10-24-2001, 04:03 AM   #3
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Well, i'd not bother installing linuxconf personally, it's nasty.

If you have to have it, find the .tar.gz file rather than an rpm.

I know that the linuxconf RPM on my rh71 cd does work fine tho, you've not just got failed dependencies have you?
 
Old 10-24-2001, 05:31 AM   #4
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Re: using GnoRPM on RH7.1

Quote:
Originally posted by c0c0deuz
I am trying to install linuxconf on RH7.1 and it fail installing.
Try using webmin instead, its quite a bit more reliable.

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I first download the package from the site and i try to run GnoRPM and it fail installing. Is there a procedure that i don<t do correctly? It seams pretty straith forward...
Is there difference between the GnoRPM and the rpm in terminal mode?
Using RPM from the teminal gives you easier access to rpm's more advanced features and you can see all the errors clearly.
 
Old 10-24-2001, 05:43 AM   #5
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yeah, there's very little difference, they both just mdify the rpm database in the same way, and i'd guess that gnorpm might actually use rpm behind the scenes. Mandrakes rpmdrake is much better tho, as it will automatically install any depenencies and such like, assuming it knows about them.
 
Old 10-24-2001, 07:53 AM   #6
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Depencencies

I don't know if I just failed dependencies, it might be since it is not the first time it append. Every time I try to install a package it seams to fail on me. Obviously it is not the OS...
How can I install package without screwing up every time?
My procedure is simply to download the rpm and to run gnorpm. Is there dependency check that I should do before starting the installation of the package?
Dan
 
Old 10-24-2001, 10:30 AM   #7
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well, what do you mean by fail?

if it's dependencies, then gnorpm gives a window saying 'FAILED DEPENDENCIES' kinda obvious really..!

you'll get more info if you uise command line, it's really very easy, and so much faster.

best way to get enough info out of it is to use

rpm -iv file.rpm

if it is messing up seriously, add an extra v (no really!) -ivv to get even more information.
 
  


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