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Old 06-30-2004, 08:00 AM   #16
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It was removed on purpose because installing from a terminal makes installing programs with circular dependencies(mplayer). So that you can type rpm -ivh *.rpm.
Old 07-01-2004, 08:37 AM   #17
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You are not alone friend. I am experiencing a similar problem. It's very frustrating.

I am running Fedora Core 2. I found the RPM package I believe will make my wireless card work. However, I have been unable to find instructions for how to install RMP packages.

The instructions in the readme files that come with packages assume the user already knows how to install RPM's. Step-by-step instructions for package management I have located on the web are years old and/or for other distributions.

The Fedora website has very poor documentation. I can find no path into learning Linux that is clear and logical.
Old 07-01-2004, 10:19 AM   #18
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Hi yes Fedoa Core2 is not that good, I dumped it and went back to Redhat WS that works much better, and smooth, but remember that Fedora is an experimental OS, so things are perhaps not that easy, and logic, of cause Redhat WS you have to pay as it is not free, but it works, much much better than Fedora.
Old 07-02-2004, 11:07 PM   #19
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Re: Can't install rpm's without using shell

Originally posted by brookstimtimtim
In Fedora Core2 the rpm gui is still there you just have to find it. I use KDE and what I did was opened the Control Center and looked under "KDE Componets / File Associations" once there I seach for "rpm" the added this for the command "/usr/bin/system-install-packages %F" , in Core 1 the command was "/usr/bin/redhat-install-packages %F" .
Oh... my... God !!!!! I finally found the solution !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you so much !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Absolutely right, "/usr/bin/system-install-packages" was the right command !!! (for FC2)
Old 07-03-2004, 01:32 AM   #20
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Originally posted by jailbait
"if I double click on an rpm file, it prompts me for a program to open it with....but if I use command line, it works fine...what could be the problem or what program is used to install from rpm by just double clicking on the file"

You have to tell konqueror what program to open .rpm files with. Use kcontrol (Control Center). Click on KDE Components -> File Associations -> application -> x-rpm Then put the program that you want to use at the top of the Application Preference Order. Then click on Apply.

I use kpackage. There is a problem with Fedora that Red Hat removes kpackage from Fedora before they ship it. So I have created a rpm that you can use to install kpackage in Fedora Core 1. Whether or not this rpm will work on Fedora Core 2, I have no idea. Somebody reported that it also works on Red Hat 9. If you try this rpm on Fedora Core 2 please let me know if it works or not.

Be prepared. Create a LifeBoat CD.

Steve Stites
i have FC2 and when i tried to install your rpm it said
"package kdeadmin-3.2.2-2 (which is newer than kdeadmin-3.1.4-1) is already installed"
Old 08-02-2004, 09:44 PM   #21
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Gnome rpm gui

I'm sorry but I don't use Gnome. I didn't even install it with Fedora, but the "/usr/bin/system-install-packages %F" is the same for both KDE and Gnome. In Gnome you will have to find where the File Associations are, and put the above command in to use the gui to install rpm's. I can not remember, but I think if you click on a file that does not have a file association with it Gnome will ask how to open it, use the command above and somewhere should be the option to remember the command.


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