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Old 06-02-2005, 12:11 PM   #1
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Error while installing NEW Softwares.


When I try to install something or the other from MCC --> Softwares --> Install.......

Then some packages return an error.

Other packages install fine.

All the error messages look more or less the same.

ERROR:

Sorry the following package(s) can't be selected.

----------------------------------------------------------

What's wrong?

I have never faced this problem with mandrake. (I have installed Mandrake many times without problems like these.) All my Mandrake 10.1 Official Cds MD5 Sum Checked.
So, it is not the CDs for sure that are causing trouble.
 
Old 06-02-2005, 01:05 PM   #2
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Try a better distro.
I hadn't any problem with installation on Slackware.
[I was using Mdk9.2... you can't even imagine how I'm happy now without it]
 
Old 06-02-2005, 01:10 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally posted by kornerr
Try a better distro.
I hadn't any problem with installation on Slackware.
[I was using Mdk9.2... you can't even imagine how I'm happy now without it]

Man, what's wrong with Mandrake?

I have tried around 11 Distros, And I would like to stick with Mandrake. After all, Everybody have their own choice.

Maybe I was not able to use other distros fine, so I did not like using them.


I have installed Mandrake many times, and I have never faced a problem like this.

I was expecting some better reply.
 
Old 06-02-2005, 01:16 PM   #4
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Man, what's wrong with Mandrake?
Its bugs.
 
Old 06-02-2005, 01:30 PM   #5
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Like what would you like to point?
 
Old 06-02-2005, 01:36 PM   #6
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Spoiling GNOME/KDE main menus after installing ANY additional app in Mdk9.2.
[off-top]:
*.rpms cause much problems too, this could be your problem.
 
Old 06-02-2005, 01:45 PM   #7
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Naah, I did not quite get what are you trying to say.

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Spoiling GNOME/KDE main menus after installing ANY additional app in Mdk9.2.
[off-top]:
Does this mean that Mandrake hangs off, when trying to install an additional application?

If this is it, then I haven't faced any problem as such.
 
Old 06-02-2005, 01:56 PM   #8
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No, all apps disappear from main menus.
 
Old 06-02-2005, 01:56 PM   #9
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The error you initially mentioned:
Quote:
ERROR:

Sorry the following package(s) can't be selected.
generally means that the package you have selected conflicts with some other package, (usually a low-level package, IIRC) and will break your system if you replace it on the fly.

At least, that has been how I've interpreted it, the few times I have seen it.


PS: Don't worry about kornerr. He had a bad experience with Mdk9.2, and hopped on the Slackware bandwagon.
 
Old 06-02-2005, 02:12 PM   #10
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Oh fine.

But why did this happen this time?
I have installed mandrake many times, and never faced a problem like this.

Does it mean that i would have to reinstall the OS?

I wanna install all packages of Emacs, and i can't.
I am stuck up.
 
Old 06-02-2005, 02:17 PM   #11
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Your problem usually can be resolved by updating your urpmi/software sources and then trying to install the package again. A package that conflicts with another will not be installed because it will overwrite files from the other package so if thats the case updating your sources may not help with that particular probem.
 
Old 06-02-2005, 02:24 PM   #12
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One more thing I forgot to mention.

While installing some files, Mandrake stopped responding and MCC freezed completely.
Oh yeah, I remember, I was installing all the compression packages .
When i realised that they aren't installed properly, i tried to remove them.
But, they couldn't be removed too.
Now my Ark has disappeared.

Moreover, when i installed Samba, I couldn't see an ICON in the Start Menu.(I can't still see it)
 
Old 06-03-2005, 12:36 PM   #13
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Do "urpmi.update -a" and then try reinstalling the software. What may have happened is that the server that you are using may have timed out and urpmi/rpmdrake just froze, so you may wish to add more mirrors or use different ones.
 
  


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