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Old 09-19-2003, 02:13 PM   #1
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Can't installing apps on mandrake 9.1

I've downloaded all kinds of apps (Mozilla, AIM, etc.) on my mandrake 9.1 but I have not been able to install any of them.
How do i install apps?
Old 09-19-2003, 02:38 PM   #2
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what do you mean by downloaded ? were those the .tar.gz files on all websites related to those apps or was it RPM files ? the later is better, the former being quite difficult (sometimes) for a noobie and not tailored to your distribution.

Installing apps for Mandrake is usally done with rpmdrake (available in menu / configuration / packages / add software)
To update existing applications on the original CD, you'll have to add a media source (next option in the above menu) corresponding to cooker or - preferably - to updated packages for your version.

See for a list of available sources.
BTW, have a look at to know where to get applications not provided by Mandrake.

Personnaly, I use Ximian red-carpet, see then download
Old 09-19-2003, 02:40 PM   #3
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Are you 'root' when you are attempting to install these programs?


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