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Old 10-31-2004, 01:57 AM   #1
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Smile Fedora 2 Core - how to add rpm's I didn't install?


I finally got my dual boot system up n running, with Fedora 2, now, I want to add all the
goodies I opted out of, originally, in the install process.

I could have sworn I chose to add Apache in the install process, but maybe because it wasn't seeing a network at the time, it didn't go? I'm not sure.

I disabled "kudzu" in System configurations, so that my eth0 could see the Internet, that worked.

When I download the .rpm to /root/Desktop the type "rpm -i httpd***.rpm", it won't install, because it says that it is conflicting many places, with an older version... YET

the directory /usr/local/apache did not exist after Install of Fedora.

I'm a bit lost obviously... but I'd love to test scripts on this thing, that was the whole purpose!

Is there a GUI .rpm manager? I've heard of yum, and I've got the yum*.rpm file on my desktop too.

Old 10-31-2004, 07:16 AM   #2
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One option you have is to boot up with the FC2 cd#1 and do an upgrade on your existing system. That gives you a chance to select what gets installed just like when you first installed the system.

To get a nice GUI tool installed, you can install apt-get ( not gui ) from an rpm then install synaptic ( is gui ) with the commands:
apt-get update
apt-get install synaptic

The yum tool is nice but it's not GUI . You could go ahead and install the yum rpm or you could install apt-get first, then install yum with the command:
apt-get install yum
When you have that up and running, use the command: [B] yum update [B]
That will probably install a bunch of stuff on the first go-round.
Old 10-31-2004, 09:39 AM   #3
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go to:
Main Menu > System Settings > Add/Remove Applications

you can choose the apps that you want to install
you will need the istallation CD's/DVD
Old 10-31-2004, 03:22 PM   #4
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Thanks.. what is NOKEY in rpm -i ?

Thanks guys!

It seems I do have auto-update (Fedora 2) and I now have a handle on using rpm's with the rpm -i command.
It seems FC2 puts apache 2.0 on by default, but MySQL says Apache 2.0 is not a good choice for their latest
distro - so I'm a bit confused. I've been told to install MySQL first, and PHP second.

Is this why maybe FC2 steers clear from MySQL by default?

I tried installing a recent .rpm of MySQL but it wouldn't go.

by the way, what does NOKEY mean during a rpm -i command?
Old 03-06-2005, 04:53 AM   #5
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For a graphical front end for yum --> yumi

Just install it as follows:

yum install yumi

Then run,



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