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Old 07-15-2004, 05:43 PM   #1
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Unhappy File Association

I downloaded and installed Fedora Core 1 (FC1) a couple of months ago- never could get the OS to update using the 'up2date' feature, so, I DL and installed FC2, which did update with no problem. My current problem is in trying to install a genealogy rpm, it keeps asking for 'Associale Application', and not knowing what to do, I am at a loss. All features I've tried do not open the program, but it shows that it is in the system - however, it will not start.

When I did have FC1 running (even though it would not update), I was able to DL the 'GRAMPS' rpm, install and utilize the package with few problems. Can anyone tell me how to get past this 'associate....' feature? I have 5 books, but none of them seem to address this 'Associate Application' issue - and probably it is relatively simple, but this 'noobie' isn't able to figure it out. Appreciate assistance in detail

Old 07-15-2004, 05:53 PM   #2
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I'm not familiar with FC or Gnome, and am not quite sure
I understand what your problem is, but I guess that
what you're trying to achieve is to install the program,
rather than running it ...

Try (on a command line, as root)
rpm -i /path/to/gramps.rpm

Old 07-15-2004, 07:25 PM   #3
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Thanks for the responses - I finally discerned that I needed two rpm packages in support of my GRAMPS program, and that those two also needed upgrading. So, I now have the rpm working. Thanks for the insight and assistance.



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