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Old 10-21-2003, 09:24 PM   #1
perrond
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Talking Trying to install ark with RPM


I am new to Linux, but I can follow directions. I'm trying to intall an RPM file. I opened a terminal, logged in as root and cd'd to the appropriate directory. Here is a copy of what I typed and what happened:
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# rpm -ivh ark-3.0.5a-0.73.0.i386.rpm
error: Failed dependencies:
libDCOP-gcc2.96.so.4 is needed by ark-3.0.5a-0.73.0
libkdecore-gcc2.96.so.4 is needed by ark-3.0.5a-0.73.0
libkdefx-gcc2.96.so.4 is needed by ark-3.0.5a-0.73.0
libkdesu-gcc2.96.so.4 is needed by ark-3.0.5a-0.73.0
libkdeui-gcc2.96.so.4 is needed by ark-3.0.5a-0.73.0
libkio-gcc2.96.so.4 is needed by ark-3.0.5a-0.73.0
libkparts-gcc2.96.so.2 is needed by ark-3.0.5a-0.73.0
[root@x1-6-00-c0-4f-94-e7-3e My_RPMs]#
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Can anyone offer me information on how to install an RPM file? It doesn't seem like it should be that difficult. Thanks.
 
Old 10-21-2003, 09:30 PM   #2
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try using rpm -Uvh instead since you're upgrading an older package.

edit: whups! just read your error messages. do what lupin said and install the dependancies first.

Last edited by megaspaz; 10-21-2003 at 09:31 PM.
 
Old 10-21-2003, 09:30 PM   #3
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you're missing those dependencies which have to be installed as well...
 
Old 10-21-2003, 09:38 PM   #4
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The failed dependencies means that certain files are missing which are needed by the rpm you're trying to install. In your case, they all seem to be gcc library files (that's the Gnu c compiler, which you can get from www.gnu.org). Specifically, you will need version 2.96 or later to satisfy the dependencies. I beleive Gnu only offers it as a tarball. If you do a google search, you may even find it as an rpm. Your post doesn't say which distro you're using, so try to get a src.rpm and compile a binary rpm for your distro. PM me for more specific instructions or directions to documentation to help you through the process.
 
Old 10-21-2003, 09:59 PM   #5
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bigrigdriver, I tried to PM you but got this
"You do not have permission to access this page. This could be due to one of several reasons:
You do not have permission to access the page that you were trying to. Are you trying to edit someone else's post or trying to access administrative features? Check that you are allowed to perform this action in the Forum Rules."

Anyways, I'm using Redhat 9.0 that I downloaded, is that the "distro"? Are there a set of rpm files or other packages that lend themselves better to intallation with Redhat 9.0?

Is there a GUI that should've come with Redhat for installing files?

thanks for all of your help. I'l check out some of the links you suggested.
 
Old 10-21-2003, 10:04 PM   #6
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you could try apt-get rpm for ark...

http://freshrpms.net/

apt-get will fill the dependencies for you.
 
Old 10-21-2003, 10:17 PM   #7
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I tried to install apt and got this
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# rpm -i apt-0.5.5cnc6-fr1.i386.rpm
warning: apt-0.5.5cnc6-fr1.i386.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID e42d547b
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do I need the src.rpm and rebuild it?
 
Old 10-21-2003, 10:25 PM   #8
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try

rpm -qa | grep apt

to make sure it installed...

it was just verifying the rpms which were unsigned... pretty common error.

If it installed... type

apt-get update

to freshen your package lists and then

apt-get install synaptic

for a gui to apt
 
Old 10-21-2003, 10:43 PM   #9
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lupin_the_3rd, way to go! You made that seem so easy. It all worked flawlessly, connected to the internet and updated. Wild! I see the value of working from the terminal. Thanks it worked, you rule!
 
Old 10-21-2003, 10:47 PM   #10
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no prob. Have fun...

http://dag.wieers.com/home-made/apt/

here's a source for your apt when you get ready... has stuff like mozilla firebird, some games, and other goodies....

use your favorite text editor

nedit /etc/apt/sources.list as root

add in this source

apt-get update

synaptic

now you have more software and maybe ark...
 
  


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