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Old 09-29-2003, 09:47 AM   #1
Iguana
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Installing xfce


Being a total Linux newbie (I just installed MDK 9.1 ysterday), I don't know how to install things.

I downloaded all the RPMs of xfce 4 and I want to install and use it. How do I install RPMs? I've tried searching the Mandrake website, but the Docs are so confusing.

Can anyone help please? Thanks in advance.
 
Old 09-29-2003, 09:57 AM   #2
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Just put all the rpm's you have downloaded into a separe directory. Then log in as root, go to the directory, and type (in shell, of course),

" rpm -Uvh * "

xfce is installed, abd you are ready to go.
 
Old 09-29-2003, 09:58 AM   #3
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Thanks for that UltimaGuy, but do I have to replace the asterisk in "rpm -Uvh *" with anything?
 
Old 09-29-2003, 10:13 AM   #4
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Hmmm, maybe change * to *.rpm would be safer.
rpm -Uvh *.rpm

Please read the information at http://clevername.homeip.net/xfce4/.

If rpm -Uvh *.rpm does not work (compain about dependency),
do it one by one exactly as the list:

rpm -Uvh libxfce4util-4.0.0-1mdk.i586.rpm
....

(1 to 6 MUST be in order, the rest are more relaxed)
 
Old 09-29-2003, 12:34 PM   #5
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@Kocil: Thanks man. I got it installed and running.
 
  


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