LinuxQuestions.org
Go Job Hunting at the LQ Job Marketplace
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Mandriva
User Name
Password
Mandriva This Forum is for the discussion of Mandriva (Mandrake) Linux.

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 06-25-2006, 07:28 PM   #136
pburn
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2006
Location: London,
Distribution: Mandrake 10.1
Posts: 15

Rep: Reputation: 0
After Installing the packages....


Thank you Motub. I found your post very very helpful...

I just need some further infomation as to how to run the program.
I am running mandrake 10.1 official distro and I installed the urpmi thingiz as mentioned by you. From the list of pacakges available in the software Management (install) I installed the Real Player. However after installing the player, I tried opening an online real player jukebox, but it wont work. I was given a choice of whether to save the file or open it with kaffeine.
I went back to control center to see if the packages were installed and click on Remove and real player is listed there...
I was wondering if there is something further that has to be done after one installs the real player from the package...and also where can I find an installed program viz. Real player...
Your help is greatly appreciated....
 
Click here to see the post LQ members have rated as the most helpful post in this thread.
Old 07-15-2006, 12:20 PM   #137
anveshjadav
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2006
Location: gujarat-india
Distribution: Mandriva 2006 free
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
hi frnds,
i wanna install extra app. (.tar.gz) i want to know the names of all packages needed to be install from mandriva cds like gcc,gcc-c++
without these files i'll not be able 2 install any extra applications. . . . .plz help
 
Old 07-18-2006, 08:02 PM   #138
jonnybot
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2005
Distribution: Mandrake & Puppy
Posts: 8

Rep: Reputation: 0
Thank you, motub. I don't think I can thank you enough. I haven't actually implemented your solutions yet, but the mere hope they have inspired in me is enough to persuade me to continue my quest with the open source os.
 
Old 08-13-2006, 04:25 PM   #139
Merlin Whitewolf
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2006
Location: Cookeville, Tennessee
Distribution: Fedora Core 5 and PCLinuxOS
Posts: 75

Rep: Reputation: 15
Unhappy

I hope this thread isn't so old that no one checks it anymore.

I downloaded and installed the free version of Mandriva. The installation took 2 attempts before it was bootable. (shrug) I got it done, though.

There are a couple of problems. There is no 'Software Management' in LocaleDrake (control center). I tried a search for RPMDrake, but could not find it.
I used the easy urpmi tutorial in this thread to add the rpm sources, but there seems to be no way to install or update software. How can one get any software or updates installed, if RPMDrake is not installed?
Also, there is no text editor. This seems most strange to me.
Are these things excluded from the free version of Mandriva as a way to "encourage" users to buy Mandriva?

I'm more used to Fedora Core and PCLinuxOS; they are easily updated and adding software is a breeze.
A system that requires so much configuration (over 6 hours so far today) with so few results is not what I'd call new user friendly. Mandriva says they are, but is that only for those with money?

-Merlin
 
Old 08-14-2006, 12:14 PM   #140
imagineaxion
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: Epsom, Surrey
Distribution: Ubuntu & Mac OS X
Posts: 141

Rep: Reputation: 16
Hi I have not used a current version of Mandriva as I went to Debian a little while ago, however it would seem very strange and unlikely for them to have left out RPMDrake as it is a key part of Mandriva, I would also bet anything that they wouldn't leave a txt editor out.

I think there is either a problem with your installation CD's or some hardware incompatibility that caused it not to install properly.

Perhaps try download the CDís again.

What version of Mandriva are you trying to install, and what computer do you have?
 
Old 08-14-2006, 01:53 PM   #141
Merlin Whitewolf
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2006
Location: Cookeville, Tennessee
Distribution: Fedora Core 5 and PCLinuxOS
Posts: 75

Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by imagineaxion
Hi I have not used a current version of Mandriva as I went to Debian a little while ago, however it would seem very strange and unlikely for them to have left out RPMDrake as it is a key part of Mandriva, I would also bet anything that they wouldn't leave a txt editor out.

I think there is either a problem with your installation CD's or some hardware incompatibility that caused it not to install properly.

Perhaps try download the CDís again.

What version of Mandriva are you trying to install, and what computer do you have?
I'm using MandrivaOne on an HP Pavilion a1016x, with an Intel Pentium 4, 512 MB Ram and a 160 GB hard drive.

I'll try another download and burn. It seemed quite strange to me that they would do this, also. This isn't to be my main distro (I use PCLinuxOS and Fedora Core), but I would like for it to work properly.

Thank you for your responce. I hope your suggestion does the trick.

-Merlin
 
Old 10-14-2006, 08:40 PM   #142
joeslade
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Kathleen Georgia
Distribution: Mamdrake 9.1
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
Problems using URPMI

Hi, I've tried to use the easy urpmi site and downloaded the contrib file from one of the mirrors and received this error message. I'm running a Gateway TL-52 Laptop with an AMD Turion 64x2 chip, 160gb harddrive, 2g of ram and an ATI Radeon card.


linux/devel/2007.0/x86_64/media/contrib/release with media_info/hdlist.cz
added medium contrib
wrote config file [/etc/urpmi/urpmi.cfg]
examining synthesis file [/var/lib/urpmi/synthesis.hdlist.Installation DVD.cz]
examining synthesis file [/var/lib/urpmi/synthesis.hdlist.Installation DVD (main32).cz]
examining synthesis file [/var/lib/urpmi/synthesis.hdlist.update_source.cz]
examining synthesis file [/var/lib/urpmi/synthesis.hdlist.plf-free.cz]
computing md5sum of existing source hdlist (or synthesis)
retrieving source hdlist (or synthesis) of "contrib"...
ftp://mdk.linux.org.tw/pub/mandrakel...info/hdlist.cz
found probed hdlist (or synthesis) as media_info/hdlist.cz
...retrieving done

examining hdlist file [/var/cache/urpmi/partial/hdlist.contrib.cz]
examining synthesis file [/var/cache/urpmi/partial/hdlist.contrib.cz]
unable to parse hdlist file of "contrib"
examining synthesis file [/var/lib/urpmi/synthesis.hdlist.contrib.cz]
problem reading synthesis file of medium "contrib"
found 0 headers in cache
removing 0 obsolete headers in cache
wrote config file [/etc/urpmi/urpmi.cfg]
unable to update medium "contrib"
 
Old 11-04-2006, 02:18 PM   #143
Emmanuel_uk
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2004
Distribution: Mandriva mostly, vector 5.1, tried many.Suse gone from HD because bad Novell/Zinblows agreement
Posts: 1,604

Rep: Reputation: 47
Cool tar.bz2

if you read all this wondering about tar.bz2
then you will be glad to know that for example
tar -xjvf speedtouch-131.tar.bz2 will work
instead of -xzvf
 
Old 11-26-2006, 08:04 PM   #144
tulsaghost
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2006
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
installing software

This is a lot of good info..BUT!!!..Linux is supposed to be so much better than Windows, more user friendly, blah, blah, blah...they why cant d/l software just be installed, without going thru command line crap? This os the 3rd attempt thur the years to install and get some familiarity with Linux(mandrake version this time) and, again..if it isnt an RPM package..I have to jump thru hoops to instal a application. Is there NO autolaoders out there?

Thanx for letting me semi-rant
 
Old 11-27-2006, 12:42 AM   #145
imagineaxion
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: Epsom, Surrey
Distribution: Ubuntu & Mac OS X
Posts: 141

Rep: Reputation: 16
You don't, just about all the software you will ever need you can get from URPMI i think its called sorry if thats wrong - been a long while since i used mandrake/mandriva.

Read thru the thread properly there is stuff in here about it

Mandrake does have a GUI interface for this, i think called rpmdrake, and you just need to set up the sources.
You should be able to get what you need from http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/

Hope this helps

Last edited by imagineaxion; 11-27-2006 at 12:44 AM.
 
Old 11-27-2006, 01:24 PM   #146
Merlin Whitewolf
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2006
Location: Cookeville, Tennessee
Distribution: Fedora Core 5 and PCLinuxOS
Posts: 75

Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by tulsaghost
This is a lot of good info..BUT!!!..Linux is supposed to be so much better than Windows, more user friendly, blah, blah, blah...they why cant d/l software just be installed, without going thru command line crap? This os the 3rd attempt thur the years to install and get some familiarity with Linux(mandrake version this time) and, again..if it isnt an RPM package..I have to jump thru hoops to instal a application. Is there NO autolaoders out there?

Thanx for letting me semi-rant
Try using "Checkinstall" and / or "DoAsRoot". They should be in the repositories.
 
Old 11-28-2006, 06:37 AM   #147
motub
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: The Netherlands
Distribution: Gentoo (main); SuSE 9.3 (fallback)
Posts: 1,607

Rep: Reputation: 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by tulsaghost
This is a lot of good info..BUT!!!..Linux is supposed to be so much better than Windows, more user friendly, blah, blah, blah...they why cant d/l software just be installed, without going thru command line crap? This os the 3rd attempt thur the years to install and get some familiarity with Linux(mandrake version this time) and, again..if it isnt an RPM package..I have to jump thru hoops to instal a application. Is there NO autolaoders out there?

Thanx for letting me semi-rant
Yes, there are "autoloaders" (or rather, facilities for the automatic installation of software, which is more or less what you mean, even though there's no "setup.exe" type thing) out there, but the software which can automatically be installed on Mandriva is all on the Mandriva repositories. That's the entire point of them (repositories)-- to enable you to use the provided GUI utility to install software.

If you're having to "go through command-line crap", because "the package isn't an RPM", that's most likely because you're seeking out individual applications on the application's homepage, rather than using the Mandrake--- sorry, Mandriva-- repositories, where all the applications available for Mandriva are collected, and can be downloaded and installed using the Mandriva Control Center. Many of these applications are the same ones you couldn't find an RPM package for, but the Mandriva team has taken the source and compiled it as Mandriva-compatible RPMs. That's what the teams that populate the repositories do.... but the original homepage doesn't have the Mandriva-compatible RPM of course. Mandriva has it, and makes it available to Mandriva users who access the software repository. The Mandriva Control Center can be configured to access these repositories via the Easy URPMI site linked above (which is the pretty much the main function of the site, actually).

Which is, in fact, "better" than having to search out individual programs to download and install from various application homepages scattered all over the Internet.... but that's a matter of opinion, I suppose.

The point being, the tools are all available, but obviously they won't work for you if you don't use them . Try doing so, then see what you say.

Last edited by motub; 11-28-2006 at 06:40 AM.
 
Old 01-28-2007, 01:16 PM   #148
mjdava
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Seattle
Posts: 21

Rep: Reputation: 15
Well, I just did something stupid.

I went to easy URPMI. I'm using Mandrake 10.1 official version, but when I selected the architecture I selected x86_64 instead of i586. I looked at the DVD I used to install 10.1 and it said "x86 Version" and just thought, "What the heck." Later a friend told me I probably chose the wrong architecture. I tried to edit though URPMI, just doing it over again through the terminal w/ i586 selected. It just said that it was already there. So I tried to _edit_ through Media Manager, but that didn't work, so I _removed_ contrib hoping that would just remove the path, but instead it removed the whole darn thing. I added it again through URPMI (which seemed to work), but now it doesn't show up in Media Manager.

A fine mess.

Thanks in advance for any comments.

Last edited by mjdava; 02-06-2007 at 02:39 PM.
 
Old 02-18-2007, 08:57 AM   #149
matuk_444
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2005
Posts: 133

Rep: Reputation: 15
Having been a very very happy SUSE user for a past couple of years, I thought I would try and go for the lstest offerinf that Mandriva had to offer. I have to say I am a little underwhemled at the usability. In SUSE there were many repositories which had many many different and wonderful programs which you can pick and choose from. The easy-urmpi doesn't give a fraction of the programs which I want, for example Octave (I compiled this from source), Opera, seamonkey, aMule, Azureus, Kile and firefox 2.0. None of these were on easy-urmpi. To get more repositories onto SUSE, you use a GUI, not a commamd line

Once installed in SUSE, there will be a item in the menu which is created and it is easy to see, my experience with Mandriva is that you install a rpm and then it dissapears into the aether, not to be seen again... This is the other of my grips with mandriva.

One these two rather large problems (IMHO), mandriva will be a uasble distro.

So my question is, how does one go about doing these things?

Mat
 
Old 02-20-2007, 10:46 AM   #150
smiler
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2002
Distribution: Mandrake 10.0 O
Posts: 48

Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by matuk_444
Once installed in SUSE, there will be a item in the menu which is created and it is easy to see, my experience with Mandriva is that you install a rpm and then it dissapears into the aether, not to be seen again... This is the other of my grips with mandriva.

One these two rather large problems (IMHO), mandriva will be a uasble distro.

So my question is, how does one go about doing these things?

Mat
The control panel at System -> Configuration -> Configure Your machine
brings you the Mandriva control panel.

In the uppermost part administration of programs there is one rpm applet that let's you choose from were to get the rpms.

There you can add various repos.

There is also an applet where you can look at installed packages and uninstall
 
  


Reply

Tags
rpmdrake


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Installing an RPM or Tar.GZ package on CDROM in Command Line. mr.linux.noob Linux - General 10 10-28-2008 02:04 AM
.tar.gz and .tar.bz and .src.rpm how to rpms gadekishore Linux - Software 2 10-13-2005 01:51 AM
Is there a way to transform tar.gz into rpm or is there a GUI for tar.gz MElipse Linux - Newbie 2 04-11-2004 05:31 AM
.rpms, .tar.gz, .tgz, .src.rpm, & .tar.bz2 whoots Mandriva 10 10-18-2003 01:08 PM
Diferance between rpm, tar, tar.gz, scr.tar, etc mobassir Linux - General 12 08-21-2003 07:30 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:47 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration