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Old 08-04-2004, 11:49 PM   #1
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How do you unassociate a file type with an application?

I downloaded an rpm file, clicked it in the GUI, nothing happened.So, when it asked me to associate an application with the file, I typed in yum as the command. Still nothing happened, so I want to unassociate rpms with yum. How do I do this?
Also, in fedora core 1, which I just upgraded over with fedora core 2, when I downloaded rpms and clicked on them, the package would get installed or the screen would tell me I lacked some other file usually a lib file of some kind. Why, when I clicked on the rpm file in core 2, did nothing happen?

Old 08-05-2004, 06:38 AM   #2
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you can really "fubar" your system so be careful...........
and what GUI are you using?? to do this in KDE>Slackware is this......

open KDE control center, click on KDE componants>file associations
on the right screen click application then in the tree find either x-rpm or
it could be just on it and you'll see the app that is associated with it.........the list will show "application preference order"
the only one there should be "yum" on it and select the remove button..........this will un-associate "rpm with yum"
Old 08-05-2004, 02:20 PM   #3
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You can use the terminal screen to install the rpm packages.

rpm -ivh your_file_name.rpm

you will notice the errors or any files that you need in the terminal

or upgrade your existing packages using

rpm -Uvh your_file_name.rpm


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