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If you are logged in as root, and you have put the file on the desktop (meaning root's desktop), then the path you are using is wrong (should be /root/desktop/rh9.messenger-1.0.4-1i386.rpm). What your advisor told you is true only if you are logged in as a user (because programs can only be installed by root-- a "$" prompt indicates a user-access terminal, and a "#" prompt indicates a root-access terminal).
Alternatively, you could actually look in your file manager, and find out just where the file is and use the correct path.
As another alternative, you could just install GAIM (if it is not installed), since that also connects to the Yahoo network (as well as ICQ, MSN, and others).
In future, please start a new thread, or search the forums for similar problems; I'm sure this is not the first time this has been asked, and hijacking threads is not good forum etiquette.
I've only answered this because of the 'urgency' of your problem and the fact that it is related in some degree to the title of this thread.
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Would you please go back to the first page of this thread, and read the instructions in the third post for how to set up URPMI on your system. A Mandrake user should never have to manually seek and download any Mandrake packages-- urpmi downloads and installs all packages with their dependencies automatically.
I am in way over my head. I am reading this an it just doesnt click. I tryed to type these commands as root but nothing happens. I am trying to install "alsa-driver-1.0.6a.tar.bz2" to hopefully get my sound going.
Thanks a lot for you help, it really got me over that lil hump, but i've seemed to have run into another bump in the road. And i dont want to always be fed answers, so if u find threads on LQ that can help me... please direct me there. But im still trying to install Gaim and this is how far i've gotten.
[thugpoet@ool-18b859d0 thugpoet]$ su
[root@ool-18b859d0 thugpoet]# cd Documents
[root@ool-18b859d0 Documents]# rpm -ivh gaim-1.0.3-0mdk10.0.i586.rpm
warning: gaim-1.0.3-0mdk10.0.i586.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 4c292fcc
error: Failed dependencies:
libgtkspell.so.0 is needed by gaim-1.0.3-0mdk10.0
How do i get past these dependencies? Thanks a lot.
nope that site does not work, but im gonna do more research and figure it out. Hey i installed Firefox (im sooooo happy, my first install, by myself, with the help of the board of course) But now im trying to figure out how to run it. Its not in the start menu where the other apps are. If anybody can help, it would be a pleasure.
I think i might have messed up one of my programs, installed Firefox, but i cant figure out how to run it.
Last edited by thug_poet22; 11-20-2004 at 02:13 AM.
this is very strange (easyurpmi) i checked the url before i posted it - i have seen this before though. give it another try tomorrow or Monday
i had this too when i installed it. you need to cd to the directory that firefox is in and then type ./firefox or you can browse to it in konqurer and click on the firefox icon to run it (but this is a pain in the a$$ to do everytime.
So to solve this i just made a copy of the mozilla icon in the quick launch part of the start panel (i remove some open office thing i think to make space) then i right clicked on it, selected properties and changed the path etc in there.
you can also change the icon by clicking on the icon in the properties window and browsing to the place where you installed firefox and there is an icons folder there
Last edited by imagineaxion; 11-20-2004 at 10:58 AM.
ok, I got the easy urpmi to download, but I have another problem.
I read the instructions for opening a tar file but I keep getting an error for a tar I am trying to uncompress. I havn't tried to untar anythig else yet tho. I have been trying to get macromedia flash player installed first so I can use more of the net first. Anyone have a problem with this? Should I start another thread for better visibility?