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Old 10-15-2008, 05:57 AM   #1
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Problems installing firestarter-1.0.3-1.i386.rpm


I am a complete novice to Linux and have recently installed Fedora 9 onto a virtual machine on VMWare. I then copied firestarter-1.0.3-1.i386.rpm onto the desktop and tried to install it using the X terminal. This is the message I received :

[user@fedora #]$ su
[root@fedora user]# rpm -Uvh firestarter*rpm
error: File not found by glob: firestarter*rpm
[root@fedora user]#

I also tried installing it directly from the file and this is the error message :

An internal system error has occured
A problem that we were not expecting has occured.
Please report this bug with the error description.
More details:
Error Type: <type 'exceptions.AttributeError'>
Error Value: 'NoneType' object has no attribute

Could someone please explain to me how I can intsall the firestarter.rpm?


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well that's nothing to do with firestarter is it? you're just not in the right directory. if it's on your desktop, then that's probably /home/username/Desktop or similar, just in the same way that files on a windows desktop are c:\docs...\username\Desktop, it's not going to magically be available from anywhere.
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Why not simply do yum install firestarter ?

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Old 10-15-2008, 06:45 AM   #4
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I think you can get it from yum. If it is not available in yum by default you can try by adding the dag repositiry which contains a large number of rpms. For installing dag repository you can check this link


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