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Old 03-18-2005, 09:29 AM   #1
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Question Error adding package (Fedora)

Basically I need to add development tools to my system. So I go in select “System Settings/Add/Remove Applications”. Then I check the development tools box and update and get a message telling me packages not found.

I thought that is what I was doing adding packages = adding applications?


PS. Is there any way of attaching a file to a message on this site? I have a nice JPG of screen shot of the error.
Old 03-18-2005, 10:00 AM   #2
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Try using other package managers such as apt/synaptic or yum.
Old 03-18-2005, 10:12 AM   #3
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I hate to ask this, but could you give me a little more of a hint as to what I should be doing with YUM?

I used Yum to update the configureation the other day, so the Configuration file should be correct.
Old 03-18-2005, 10:14 AM   #4
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I had the same error as you.

If you install apt/synaptic it should solve those dependency problems for you (synaptic is basically just a GUI for the apt program, so it will make it easier to install packages graphically). Once you install apt, you can get synaptic easily by running the following at the command line;

apt-get update && apt-get install synaptic

Then look under System Settings in the application menu and you will see it there.

Good luck
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No GUI and as root the command line doesn't work, and no man page. I don't think I have apt with this version..

Where can I find "apt"?
Old 03-18-2005, 12:52 PM   #6
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Never mind I think I just figured it out.

It is hard going from a know it all on one OS to an idiot on the next OS.


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