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Old 06-17-2005, 02:16 PM   #1
efman99
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KPackage Installation Problem


Hi, I'm somewhat new to Linux but have used Unix for about 20 years. Anyway, I'm trying to install the KPackage for KDE. I'm using the Mandrake distro 10.1 Official with KDE 3.2. I have downloaded what I think is the correct kdeadmin-kpackage-3.2.3-7mdk.i586.rpm from the rpmfind.net website. I tried downloading the .rpm and installing it using urpmi and the rpm -ivh command with no luck. I also tried letting the rpmfind site install it directly for me. No luck The message I keep receiving is...

Some package requested cannot be installed:
kdeadmin-kpackage-3.2.3-7mdk.i586(due to unsatisfied kdeadmin[--2:3.2.3-7mdk])
do you agree?

I have what I think are the latest updates from Mandrake for my present rpm's residing on my PC. I performed the update from the Mandrakelinux Control Center->Software Management->Updates. I'm confused as to how all this is suppose to work to download and install programs in the future. Any help on how to install KPackage for now will help me to install packages in the future.

Also, what is the correct way to get updates and do the updates only update the existing rpm's/mdk's on your present system?

Thanks in advance.....

P.S. I'm using a Pentium II box with 20Gb of hard drive space.
 
Old 06-17-2005, 03:01 PM   #2
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You may need to update your urpmi sources and then retry the installation, e.g.
Code:
#urpmi.updatemedia -a
#urpmi kdeadmin-kpackage
If you have ot setup any urpmi sources, then go to easyurpmi for a list of urpmi repositories. Make sure you setup the main, contrib, PLF (free and non-free) as well as updates repositories. Remember to regularly update your sources.
 
Old 06-19-2005, 05:47 PM   #3
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I use mandrake on clients desktops... but the problem you have has annoyed me in the past.

easiest option is to follow this.

http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/

Regards
Richard
 
Old 06-22-2005, 11:06 AM   #4
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Thanks for your help

I just wanted to thank both of the gentleman who replied to my problem. I had to configure urpmi for main, updates, contrib & plf. Once I did this, using the Easy URPMI site, and updated my system again, everything works great!! I now understand the URPMI & RPM installation process. The Linux book I'm learning from made no mention of "HOW" to configure urpmi. Thanks for all your help and I think this is a great forum.
 
Old 06-22-2005, 11:25 AM   #5
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Quote:
The Linux book I'm learning from made no mention of "HOW" to configure urpmi
Urpmi is a Mandriva specific tool, thats why it may not have been mentioned in your book.
 
Old 06-22-2005, 11:36 AM   #6
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That's why we've got THE INTERNET for all your learning needs! =P

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Old 06-22-2005, 12:12 PM   #7
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Yes, the book I have is a great starter book and does explain what URPMI is and how it is a "Mandriva" specific tool as opposed to YaST for SUSE etc... What it didn't get into was how to configure or you must configure URPMI. I was somewhat baffled about where to begin. Anyway it seems like a really cool tool and if it keeps up with dependency checking and updates...I think it will be a very good thing for me because I want to migrate totally to Linux for my desktop. I'm sick of all the viruses at work. I spent more time with non-work issues trying to fix my computer that I had had it. I'm using Unix on all of my database servers at work and we never seem to have a problem About a year ago I was involved with an Oracle install and the consultant was using Mandrake Linux (9.x??) as opposed to the Unix console. I thought it was great and decided this year to move towards it. I can already see my servers from my desktop and ftp files back & forth just like my ...(other OS). I feel pretty much at home using the command line since I'm old school Unix (80's) but the GUI & KDE are fantastic. Hopefully it will be a great ride and I can help other people in the process. Thanks guys.
 
Old 06-22-2005, 12:17 PM   #8
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I'm sick of all the viruses at work.
Biggest virus in linux..... rm -rf /. Gives me goosebumps just typing it =P.

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Old 06-22-2005, 12:27 PM   #9
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Yeah, especially the -f it's killer....
 
Old 06-22-2005, 12:28 PM   #10
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Permanent deletion... =(((((((((

--Abid Kazmi
 
Old 06-22-2005, 12:31 PM   #11
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I actually had to use that command once back in '97. It was on a whole directory with hundreds of reports. We had just migrated to another Bull machine and I kept asking my boss for about 1 day...Are you sure?? Are You Sure?? Are You......Ha Ha
 
Old 06-22-2005, 12:33 PM   #12
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Ok. Enough emphasis is put on rm -rf /. Just stick with the main problem. Thanks. =P

Funny story by the way.

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