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Old 06-10-2005, 06:15 AM   #1
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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
 
Old 06-10-2005, 06:22 AM   #2
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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
 
Old 06-10-2005, 06:34 AM   #3
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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.
 
Old 06-10-2005, 06:39 AM   #4
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ok, point for you.

maybe i should have written " if you're too lazy solving the dependencies ..:" ;-)
 
Old 06-10-2005, 06:47 AM   #5
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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
 
Old 06-10-2005, 06:58 AM   #6
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please write exactly what you've done with yum !

btw, which fedora ?
 
Old 06-10-2005, 07:44 AM   #7
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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.
 
Old 06-10-2005, 09:13 AM   #8
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yay !! thanks I have gaim working now but still have my annoying driver problem GRRRR
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