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Old 01-25-2006, 05:41 AM   #1
Hamill23
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Help needed on how to use YUM


Hi,
This is my first time ever using linux ( fedora3) and i was actually surprised how easy it was to install, got nearly all my hardware apart from my bluetooth dongle ( widcomm) and a generic Webcam i have.
but i'am having serious trouble following instructions on how to install programs????
I've been trying to use yumex (yumex-0.34) as it's meant to be easier, downloaded it, and it shows as a file in my directory. but how do i make it work? i don't think it's actualy installed?? help!
 
Old 01-25-2006, 06:34 AM   #2
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in linux, most applications dont display icons after they r installed. u have to go to the terminal or shell and type the command. in this case the name might be yumex.
 
Old 01-25-2006, 08:30 AM   #3
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replay ...

hi ,
if you didn't get error messages while installing then it's probably have been successfully installed ...

i am not a fedora user but generaly most of the executible files are located under ( in mandriva ) /usr/bin or /bin
so search there and just typing the name of the file in the shell executes this file , in case you did installed the program successfully and you didn't fined there , create a symbulic link of it there ...
hope that helps ,
good luck,
muhammad-sameer
 
Old 01-25-2006, 08:35 AM   #4
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Can you give some more information on the file.
Is it the file you downloaded?
What is the file extension? .rpm? .tar.gz? Something else.

If it's a program (= executable), then you should be able to run it, either from a terminal or via your desktop. (If you happen to know Windows, you can create things like "shortcuts" on your Linux desktop too).
Linux programs usually don't have any filename extension (unlike .exe, .bat or .com on Windows).

Another way to go is to try to determine the type of the file by using the "file" command.
To do this, just open a terminal and type:
file /path/to/downloaded_file
(where you have to replace the second part with the actual directory path and filename of the file you're seeing).
 
Old 01-25-2006, 08:44 AM   #5
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I was yust typing yumex into Google - came up with this on position 2
http://fedoranews.org/tchung/yumex/
looks like a good instruction to get it installed - replace the version in the example - and - you might want to get a newer version of this program 0.40 is the newest shown there
 
Old 01-25-2006, 05:40 PM   #6
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thanks for the help!

didn't think i'd get the many people helping!! cheers!!
right i've defo got it installed now!! this is what came up in the terminal
[root@cpc2-blfs6-5-0-cust73 hamill]# yum install /home/hamill/yumex-0.43-6.0.src.rpm
Setting up Install Process
Setting up Repos
base 100% |=========================| 1.1 kB 00:00
updates-released 100% |=========================| 951 B 00:00
Reading repository metadata in from local files
base : ################################################## 2622/2622
updates-re: ################################################## 955/955
Parsing package install arguments
Examining /home/hamill/yumex-0.43-6.0.src.rpm: yumex - 0.43-6.0.noarch
Marking /home/hamill/yumex-0.43-6.0.src.rpm to be installed
Resolving Dependencies
--> Populating transaction set with selected packages. Please wait.
---> Package yumex.noarch 0:0.43-6.0 set to be updated
--> Running transaction check

Dependencies Resolved
Transaction Listing:
Install: yumex.noarch 0:0.43-6.0 - /home/hamill/yumex-0.43-6.0.src.rpm
Total download size: 186 k
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
Running Transaction Test
Finished Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
warning: user tim does not exist - using root
warning: group tim does not exist - using root
warning: user tim does not exist - using root
warning: group tim does not exist - using root
Installing: yumex 100 % done 1/1

Installed: yumex.noarch 0:0.43-6.0
Complete!

(sorry for putting in so much info! figure better to much than not enough!! )

ok where from here???
 
Old 01-26-2006, 02:56 AM   #7
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/home/hamill/yumex-0.43-6.0.src.rpm
Is an RPM package. Fedora supports RPM (RedHat Package Manager), so you're OK there.

But, ".src.rpm" indicates that you've only got the source code. You'll need to compile that to make it run.
If you just want to install and use it, not tweak it, then you're better of downloading the .rpm (not the .src.rpm).
I haven't used "yum" yet, but it probably just installs any packages you give it.
 
Old 11-29-2006, 07:28 PM   #8
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freevents X52

Hey,
hey ya
i've done the worst crime ever...........
i've had my way with the site.......... and never put back into it...
all i can say is forgive me!!

i have a freevents X52
and i can't install fedora core 3.........
it will not find my hard drive..... how do you intall a driver for a HDD to a OS?

for my sins i will say 10 " microsoft is shite is.... all hail Linux..... )) ( if only I could use linux!! )

Last edited by Hamill23; 11-29-2006 at 07:42 PM.
 
Old 11-29-2006, 07:54 PM   #9
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huh?
It might be your SATA controller, try and mount the drive under Knoppix. If it spits out an error, try the command dmsg|tail.
 
Old 11-29-2006, 08:44 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by St.Jimmy
huh?
It might be your SATA controller, try and mount the drive under Knoppix. If it spits out an error, try the command dmsg|tail.
i'am sorry.......
maybe i gave the impression that i knew what i was talking about.......!!
I don'T!1!

as far as i know this fedora core3 installed on my packard bell no probs.....
but on this...... *eck.........
help

it says that is doesn't pick up a HDD no matter what driver i give it?
i' ve tried it with ....
no probe.....still no luck
after reading it said the network card could be to blame... but even after that......


HELP!

did i say i've no idea about linux!...... let me say it again!!
 
Old 11-30-2006, 02:56 AM   #11
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1. What type of hard drive is in your freevents machine? You should fine this in the documentation or
on the manufacturer's website.
2. At which point does the installation fail? Does it give you any error messages?
3. If your network card is the suspected culprit, you could try:
* checking the HCL (Hardware Compatibility Lists) on LQ to see if your card is compatible with Linux
* taking the network card offline someway (ie if it's a separate card, you can take that out, or you can enter BIOS and try to disable it)
* checking the Hardware forum (or Google) to see if anyone encountered a similar problem
4. Please also post the type of network card that you have.
5. If it's very recent hardware, you may also want to consider using a more recent FC version. But I doubt it'll help you in this case.
6. Try stopping your efforts for a few minutes, calm down, and then restart. "Panic is a bad counsellor" and it's easier for us to help you if you're relaxed as well. Finally, I don't see any point that should cause panic.

Quote:
"it says that is doesn't pick up a HDD no matter what driver i give it?"
Please clarify and elaborate (exact error message, when is it printed, etc)
 
Old 11-30-2006, 04:50 AM   #12
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Welcome to LQ.

I have edited the title of your thread. Please can you use thread titles that reflect your problem because it makes it easier for other members to know what your thread is about.

As for the problems you are experiencing, I think you should try a newer version of Fedora Core because version 3 is now unsupported. If you install Fedora Core 6, all you would need to do is switch to root in a terminal and do
Code:
#yum install yumex
Don't enter the "#" in the command above because its just there to show that you should be root. After that yumex will show up in your menu and you can do package management without resorting to the command line.
 
  


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