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Old 03-22-2004, 09:25 PM   #1
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Cool Application and UPS issue


I consider myself a bit of a pro with Windows, but just recently ive installed Linux (newbie here!) in a dual-boot environment with Windows XP.

I have Three issues which I would not have a clue how to fix.

Im using Mandrake Linux 10.0 Download edition.

1) Since updating from 9.2 to 10 some applications have taken to themselves to close themselves. For example, Kmail. It opens up fine. Sometimes i can use it for abouit three seconds, but then as i click, the application closes, no error messages, no nothing.

2) I have an American Power Conversion (APC) Back-UPS CS 500. Linux does not appear to recognise it. I would like it to be recognised, and be able to get it to work.

3) As I am a complete newbie with Linux, i am still grasping how to install RPMS properly.

As far as i can tell, i need to

a) become root user with SU

b) give the rpm some sort of executable permissions

c) use RPM +i blahblah.rpm

There is probably a great link on the web somewhere, if anyone knows, point me there and i should be fine.

In relation to questions 2 and 3, I did go to the APC site and try to download the Linux shutdown software. It didnt seem to install. But it might have, im just used to pretty little menu items and system tray icons to show itś there.

Old 03-22-2004, 10:00 PM   #2
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rpm install:
rpm -iv whatever.rpm
see man rpm

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Old 03-22-2004, 10:09 PM   #3
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Smile RPM Install

Thank you,

is it safe to open a konsole window as a non root user and then SU to super user, and perform an RPM install?

KDE originally popped up a message saying it was not safe to do so (on first use of that environment), and gave words to the effect that I should be logged in as root at a command prompt, saying its dangerous to do anything in the GUI.


Any help with my other problems would be greatly appreciated.
Old 03-22-2004, 10:25 PM   #4
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Angry Problem Install

Somethings gone wrong with the install of this package.

Its UPS software from APC.

I dont know how to manually remove it, if its installed wrong.

I tried to install the package previously, and im not sure if it installed correctly.

Was just at the konsole now, and Linux appears to be rather confusing at this point.

[root@localhost Documents]# rpm -iv pbeagent-7.0.0-119.i386.rpm
Preparing packages for installation...
package pbeagent-7.0.0-119 is already installed

[root@localhost Documents]# rpm -e pbeagent-7.0.0-119.i386.rpm
error: package pbeagent-7.0.0-119.i386.rpm is not installed

Any help here?
Old 03-23-2004, 02:49 AM   #5
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Angry Reinstall

I removed and reinstalled Kmail (KDEPIM) components, or whatever its called and reinstalled. Didnt fix Kmails crashing, but then strangely it appeared to work fine later on. Weird.

Still have my problem trying to recognise the UPS, and getting the RPM working.
Old 02-05-2007, 08:36 PM   #6
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APC rpm installation

Hello ,

This is what i am getting when i try to install the RPM package for the APC

rpm -iv pbeagent-7.0.5-108.i386.rpm
Preparing packages for installation...
cp: cannot stat `/opt/APC/PowerChuteBusinessEdition/Agent/cmdfiles/': No such file or directory
error: %pre(pbeagent-7.0.5-108.i386) scriptlet failed, exit status 1
error: install: %pre scriptlet failed (2), skipping pbeagent-7.0.5-108

I may be doing something wrong. I would appreciate some help.

Old 02-06-2007, 01:54 PM   #7
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Never Mind the issue, i had that thing being installed in the wrong directory..


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