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ive been messing around with rh9 for a few months now, and ive always had this problem with rpm's. they never want to install or install right. i think out of the many ive tried, only one rpm has actually installed correctly.
the thing that i have to do when i want to install something now is to compile it from its tarball.
me and an associate, have concluded that i should reinstall rh9, is this the only thing that can fix this?
the problem may have occured when i had to install rh9 from only the first two discs, as the third always failed its "being able to work" test when you first install linux. i had to install about seven times, guessing and checking what packages i could install without using the third disc.
could i possibly install what i could be missing (that makes rpm's not install/work) from a disc 3 that actually works? who knows?!
1. Are you trying to install from the "Package Manager"?
1.1 Does it ask you for the 3rd CD?
2. Have you tried installing rpm's from a command line?
2.1 If so, what specific error are you getting?
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ok...most of the time, i just open the folder that the rpm is in the gui, and double click it. that has started one rpm installation i have done. and the rest, because that didnt work, i tried from a command line, didnt do anything, the cursor just sat there and blinked at me for like an hour.
never asked me for the 3rd cd, i made sure i installed packagesthat were only on discs 1, 2, and 3.
this is what used to happen when i tried to install rpm's:
dialogue would pop-up, saying it's getting ready to install and it's checking for dependancies...that would suddenly disappear with no error or warning message.
nothing at all happens, no dialogue, no error, no warning, no nothing. it baffles my mind.