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linuxmandrake 06-10-2005 05:15 AM

flippin annoying rpm problem with fedora
 
annoying linux strikes agin GRRRRRR
All i wanted was gaim then i found out my dvd wasn't working so i cancelled the installation.
I had to because it wanted stuff from the fedora dvd and so now i have the dvd working it wont install when i double click on the rpm. It reckons it's already installed GRRR. WHY WHY GRRRR stupid stupid

hoernchen 06-10-2005 05:22 AM

always install in the shell... you see what happens when you just click around. for every click in the gui a little tux is smashed by a window ;-)

commands : rpm -Uvh example-2.3.rpm -> installs
rpm -e example-2.3 -> uninstalls

if you're smashed by dependencies, use yum :

yum install example-2.3.rpm -> installs
yum remove example-2.3 -> uninstalls

syg00 06-10-2005 05:34 AM

Quote:

if you're smashed by dependencies, use ...
Something decent.
RPM-hell is a well known affliction. Move to a decent package management system, or deal with it yourself.

Be prepared to learn however - the problem is *NOT* (intrinsicly) with Linux.

hoernchen 06-10-2005 05:39 AM

ok, point for you.

maybe i should have written " if you're too lazy solving the dependencies ..:" ;-)

linuxmandrake 06-10-2005 05:47 AM

this sucks ok yum didn't owrk either. It said no match found nothing to do.
But isn't there a way i can install the dependencies required by gaim from my fedora dvd. Thats all thats stopping me from using the rpm --force

hoernchen 06-10-2005 05:58 AM

please write exactly what you've done with yum !

btw, which fedora ?

reddazz 06-10-2005 06:44 AM

To install gaim using yum, just do as root,
Code:

#yum install gaim
You may have corrupted your rpm database by doing a partial install of gaim, so you may want to do
Code:

#rpm -vv --rebuilddb
before running yum.

linuxmandrake 06-10-2005 08:13 AM

yay !! thanks I have gaim working now but still have my annoying driver problem GRRRR
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=331917


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