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Old 09-24-2006, 05:17 AM   #1
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Question Add/remove programs shows an error!!!!!


I installed FC 5 lately (used FC3 earlier)and i am having problems with the package manager (add/remove programs or pirut i suppose).

It shows an error saying "cannot retrive pakage information" or something. I found in this forum that iit had somthing to do with "yum" or the reporstries list. It doesn't even show anything about the pakages that are already installed.

In FC3 the the pakage manager (add/remove programs) did show the installed applications.Why cant FC5 do even that???

Is there an alternate pakage manager for FC5 (GUI)????

Sure i like yum (and i use it a lot!!!) but still is there a GUI??????

Thanks in advance....
 
Old 09-24-2006, 05:33 AM   #2
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I think Synaptic works with Fedora Core 5 !!!!!

--Ian !!!!
 
Old 09-24-2006, 07:33 AM   #3
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Yes pirut is a pain
haven't used synaptic, but why not try yumex, (# yum install yumex) it works with the existing yum, so there wont be any conflicts.

But it will still want to use the internet. If you have the DVD you can change the yum base repositries to your DVD drive if you can't get online.

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Old 09-25-2006, 10:56 AM   #4
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I think Synaptic works with Fedora Core 5 !!!!!
Its Debian based isn't it?????
Will it actually work in redhat based FC5????????

And by the way why do i get the error in add/remove programs????
cant we resolve it???
 
Old 09-25-2006, 01:55 PM   #5
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The new add/remove programs requires the computer to be connected online in order to work. If it's not, it will show errors. There is a way to by-pass that though by using the source cd instead of a online repos.
 
Old 09-26-2006, 03:23 AM   #6
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To make add/remove software(pirut) work, remove the # infront of the baseurl line in your repos (/etc/yum.repos.d/)
The folder yum.repos.d will have lot many repos, open only the enabled ones as root in a text editor, remove # & save
you can check the enabled repos by running yum
 
Old 09-27-2006, 11:18 AM   #7
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If you have the DVD you can change the yum base repositries to your DVD drive if you can't get online.
Can somebody post the step by step procedure to install software from the source CD using Add/Remove programs???????

Thanx in advance...
 
Old 09-27-2006, 11:30 AM   #8
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Can somebody post the step by step procedure to install software from the source CD using Add/Remove programs???????

Thanx in advance...
This link should be able to help you.
 
Old 10-13-2006, 05:59 AM   #9
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I it used to work in FC3... i mean we could install from CD in FC3 using add/remove program.... couldn't we?????

I am just curious why would any one "update" something, with a new version which has less features???

The ubuntu Package manager (syaptec or something) is a lot better than FC5's... but strange that the source CD does not offer much to install....

Last edited by firewiz87; 10-13-2006 at 06:03 AM.
 
Old 10-16-2006, 08:49 AM   #10
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I had the same issues I had to uninstall yum and go to a few diffrent websites to get some good repo files. after I had yum to where it would update and install and go through the proxy the add / remove software worked fine.
 
Old 10-16-2006, 10:17 AM   #11
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well... the problem is not exactly connecting to repostries but it is that i cannot use add/remove software to install from CDs (like the source CD)... I am trying to find an alternate GUI method......
 
Old 10-16-2006, 11:04 AM   #12
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A workaround for your problem could be to create a repo for your CD/DVD and then disable all other repos so that pirut/yumex will access only the CD/DVD and install from that
 
  


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