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When I try to install .rpm packages, it asks me password for root. Type it in, then it says preparing system for installation or something like that, but the point is after that it dissapears, without installing on my system. I am using Mandrake 9.1, and it's any package i try to install. Thanks.
it is there on your first disk.
copy it at a convenient place and in a konsole/gnome-terminal window do this
Password: <put your root password here>
# rpm -ivh rpmdrake-2.1-13mdk.i586.rpm
This is what I get when I try to do it, and also when I try to update off thecd using Package Management, I get errors Packages not Found Installation cannot continue until they are installed:
--Error when trying to do rpm -ivh rpmdrake-2.1-13mdk.i586.rpm--
perl-MDK-Common >= 1.0.4-13mdk is needed by rpmdrake-2.1-13mdk
urpmi >= 4.2-25mdk is needed by rpmdrake-2.1-13mdk
perl-URPM >= 0.60 is needed by rpmdrake-2.1-13mdk
drakxtools >= 9.1-0.12mdk is needed by rpmdrake-2.1-13mdk
grpmi >= 9.0 is needed by rpmdrake-2.1-13mdk
rpmtools >= 4.5 is needed by rpmdrake-2.1-13mdk
perl-GTK2 > 0.0.cvs.2003.02.12.1-2mdk is needed by rpmdrake-2.1-13mdk
perl-base >= 2:5.8.0 is needed by rpmdrake-2.1-13mdk
why don't u first install urpmi? you will have a bit of pain in installing it cos of dependencies (prel-MDK-Common-devel, rpm-devel...) but once you have got it, urpmi will take care of those dependencies. at least you won't have to fetch all those packages your self.
if you find a source rpm then you do the following
open a terminal
cd to folder where rpm is
su to root
rpmbuild --rebuild name.of.pckg.src.rpm
when it's finished, you open a file browser, navigate to /usr/src/RPM/RPMS/i586 and click on the rpm to install it
if you get what appears to be a circular dependency, meaning, one file says "not till the other file is installed" and the other file says "not till the first file is installed" then you can install more than one rom at the same time