Latest LQ Deal: Latest LQ Deals
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 06-22-2004, 08:57 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: Toronto or NY
Distribution: FC 2
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
installing package from CD

just got 2 quick questions, suppose in my installation of FC2, I decide not to install the GNOME Dev tools. It turns when i'm trying to install alsa-audio-mixer (which many claim solves the sound problem in FC2), i'm missing all these libraries and configs. So i started one by one to install them (for exmple gtk,libgnome,ORbit,libIDL, etc), and i'm running into quite a few link issues and finding old version of stuff after installing a newer verion which causes errors.

so i have 2 questions:

1) can i install more package from the FC2 installation CD? some quick way of installing all the GNOME packages?

2) how can I remove some package/library?


"The joy of learning linux is like running a marathon that never ends"
Old 06-22-2004, 09:37 PM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,786

Rep: Reputation: 374Reputation: 374Reputation: 374Reputation: 374
I use Red Hat 8 (never touched Core 1 or 2), but I would have to imagine they are still fairly similar. You can install the Gnome development packages through the desktop. For Red Hat 8, all that's necessary is to click the "start" button -> System Settings -> packages/add programs. It'll ask you for the root password, then churn for a little bit, and produce a window with different groups of packages to install. Almost at the bottom of the window is a "Gnome Software Development" group. Installing that should get you where you need to be.

Now, before you do that, I would try to remove any packages you may have already installed on your own. Unless the version numbers for the development package and the actual library package match, you'll run into all sorts of grief. You can remove packages with the rpm command from the console. Specifically: rpm -e package_name

You can get a list of all the packages installed with: rpm -qa
NOTE: The list will be loooooooong in most cases

For more info on the rpm command, you can read about it just like any other: man rpm


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Problem re installing package satimis Linux From Scratch 5 09-29-2005 02:42 AM
help installing a package johnty01 Linux - Software 1 08-30-2005 12:50 AM
Weird Package Installing kevingpo Fedora - Installation 8 12-12-2004 10:07 AM
installing this package AZDAVE Linux - Software 1 02-11-2004 05:48 PM
installing an unstable package from debian's online package archive ganninu Debian 13 11-07-2003 04:00 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:02 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration