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Old 03-02-2005, 09:39 AM   #1
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MCC where did you go


OK, OK, I managed to break LInux. Now I need so help.

Someway, somehow I managed to loose MCC in MDK 10.0
while deleting some extras which I didn't need.

I have searched the forums and Google and jumped thru all the hoops
which I could find, tried all suggestions including using the main disk
and trying to use upgrade and still no cigar.

Short of a complete reinstall how can I get MCC back.

Thanks in advance

Dooley
 
Old 03-02-2005, 10:37 AM   #2
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Mount the CD where the drakconf rpm resides (probably CD1) on /mnt/cdom
Create a directory "MCC" and "cd" into it.
Run 'rpm2cpio /mnt/cdrom/whatever-path-to-drakconf-rpm | cpio -i --make-directories'
Now you'll have the mcc files in different subdirectories. Copy the ones you need to their proper directories.

- Peder
 
Old 03-02-2005, 10:49 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally posted by bunnadik
Mount the CD where the drakconf rpm resides (probably CD1) on /mnt/cdom
Create a directory "MCC" and "cd" into it.
Run 'rpm2cpio /mnt/cdrom/whatever-path-to-drakconf-rpm | cpio -i --make-directories'
Now you'll have the mcc files in different subdirectories. Copy the ones you need to their proper directories.

- Peder
Thanks for the help.
I am a newbie to Linux and not the sharpest pencil in the box, so I guess I don't understand how this is going to get the Control Center back where it belongs in the System/Configuration Menu.

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Old 03-02-2005, 10:58 AM   #4
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Well you didn't say that it only disappeared from the menu in your original post.

Depending on which windowmanager you use there are different ways. Menu entries in KDE and GNOME can possibly be
configured through their Configuration Managers.

Or you can just open a terminal and type 'mcc' .

- Peder
 
Old 03-02-2005, 02:26 PM   #5
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Well you didn't say that it only disappeared from the menu in your original post.

Depending on which windowmanager you use there are different ways. Menu entries in KDE and GNOME can possibly be
configured through their Configuration Managers.

Or you can just open a terminal and type 'mcc' .

- Peder
Again, Thanks for the help.

This is what I get in the terminal window after entering
"mcc" "bash: mcc: command not found".

Dooley
 
Old 03-02-2005, 07:03 PM   #6
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I've been there! Check out this link:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...93#post1367493

typing "mcc" in console window should start it as root or pop up the root login box asking for root password, otherwise I expect mcc is not actually installed. You can have drake tools installed and still not have the "Mandrake Control Center" installed, it simply ties them as one.
 
Old 03-03-2005, 08:59 AM   #7
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I've been there! Check out this link:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...93#post1367493

typing "mcc" in console window should start it as root or pop up the root login box asking for root password, otherwise I expect mcc is not actually installed. You can have drake tools installed and still not have the "Mandrake Control Center" installed, it simply ties them as one.
Thanks Lakota,

I tried all the suggestions which Otis gave except this part:

"go to Mandrake Control Center->software management->media. remove all sources except for your CD sources (if you have them)".

This is my problem, nothing I try gets the MCC back where it belongs. I have no idea what I did to delete it.

Dooley
 
Old 03-03-2005, 10:44 AM   #8
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You could follow my first post to probably get mcc working (though not from the menu).

- Peder
 
Old 03-03-2005, 11:15 AM   #9
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You could follow my first post to probably get mcc working (though not from the menu).

- Peder
Peder,
It's not that I don't appreciate the help, the problem is, even if I managed
to get the files copied, I have no idea what needs to go in what directory
nor where that directory is located.

As I said before I am new to Linux and not the sharpest pencil in the box.

Not only that, I got that rare disease A.G.E.

Thanks

Dooley
 
Old 03-04-2005, 02:09 AM   #10
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Well, perhaps I explained it a bit too briefly.

If you do as I proposed you will have a MCC directory with two directories underneath (usr and etc).
The MCC represents your root ( / , not /root) directory so you if you're standing in your MCC dir you can just do a
'cp -a usr etc /' (as root)

What the installation process does is more or less taking the rpms and 'rpm2cpio | cpio' them in / .

- Peder
 
Old 03-04-2005, 07:04 AM   #11
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Thanks Peder,

I will give it a go and see what happens.

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