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Old 07-10-2006, 09:08 AM   #1
Oras
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Installing RPMs


Hi,
I tried to install GD library for apache (rpm) and after installation I checked the phpinfo and didn't find it in the information!
so I worte this command:
# rpm -e gd-2.0.28-4.4E.1.src.rpm
and received this error:
error: package gd-2.0.28-4.4E.1.src.rpm is not installed

I'm installing using this command:
# rpm -ivh [package]

Also I tried to install using source, but I got error about gcc library!
any help please?
Thank you
 
Old 07-10-2006, 09:32 AM   #2
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gd-2.0.28-4.4E.1.src.rpm is *NOT* a package name. it is a FILE name. the package name is "gd".

this is a source rpm though. it is very unliekly to be of any interest to you. find a version that is precompiled for i386 or i686. there will be one on your distro cd's.
 
Old 07-10-2006, 09:54 AM   #3
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Thank you for your reply,
I wrote this only as example, I also tried to install gcc++ and got the same error.
# rpm -ivh gcc-3.4.3-9.EL4.src.rpm
I tried to install the packages from dist. CD but it didn't work!
I'm using RHEL 4 AS.
Thank you
 
Old 07-10-2006, 09:57 AM   #4
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As acid said, the file ending .src.rpm is a source file and not the install rpm. You will need gcc-3.4.3-9.EL4.rpm or similar.
 
Old 07-10-2006, 10:38 AM   #5
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rpm vs source

Oras,

Check out this link. It will answer the differences between source and rpm packages...

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=338207


Linux is a learning experience. Be patient because once you get the hang of it, it's great!!!



Good luck,
Gonzo
 
Old 07-10-2006, 11:08 AM   #6
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Thank you Gonzo, I'll keep trying ...
My main problems now are: 1. No sound / 2. Error in gcc library
 
Old 07-11-2006, 06:27 PM   #7
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Sound card

Oras,

I've noticed since I've been involved with linux that some distro's work better with some pc's/laptops than others. For instance, I have tried Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Mepis, Knoppix, DSL, Fedora, Centos, etc. Several of the above I had issues with the sound as well. I have a Tosh laptop and SuSE 10.1 works the best for me. I've lost many hours trying to troubleshoot glitches and it is sometimes well worth it to change the distro to another until you find one that works with your computer with the least configuration. Hopefully, this helps you out a bit...

Good luck,
Gonzo
 
Old 07-11-2006, 07:48 PM   #8
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Gonzo, I think we share the same frequency
I really did install suse 10 yesterday and can tell that I'm really happy with it.
I've got arabic language to work, all hardwares working awesome, I installed fonts and change the default ones ... I'm happy!
But I think its heavy a bit ...
Thank you for your reply
Oras
 
Old 07-12-2006, 07:35 PM   #9
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New distro

Oras,
That's great news! It took me a few months and a lot of time to finally settle for one that works fine. I'm currently using Suse 10.1 but it still has some problems with the YAST system. The SMART command works great though. Enjoy your O/S and the benefits of LINUX...

Gonzo
 
  


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