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Old 11-26-2005, 10:04 AM   #1
mia_dinozzo
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python and mardriva - what's going on? some advice please


hey
I'm probably stupid - maybe it's just caused by using windows since win 3.1 and something even before that, but I have a problem with switching into linux. I love my Mandriva, it's much better than anything else (fedora core 3 is evil) but when I try to install something new there's always something that I don't have on my disc and I have to find it and even when I find it, its not working so I'm tired because of all this things. Right now I have a double problem - I'm trying to install something - I have RPM and tgz version... I've tried both... and this is what I got:
- RPM can't be installed due to lack of linux-gate (what the hell is it and how to install or create it??)
- .tgz version needs python headers an I don't know which library's missing cause I've installed so many that I don't know which is which...
any of you can take me by the hand and lead through this compilations, installations and all of this creepy things??
 
Old 11-26-2005, 10:35 AM   #2
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Use urpmi. There is documentation about it here and you can use the instructions here to set it up.
 
Old 11-26-2005, 10:53 AM   #3
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I did that. Didn't help at all. I don't have any ideas what's wrong. Is there any way to check which libraries are already installed using console?
 
Old 11-26-2005, 11:09 AM   #4
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I did that. Didn't help at all. I don't have any ideas what's wrong. Is there any way to check which libraries are already installed using console?
If you use urpmi to install packages, it installs the dependencies as well, so it should have worked. What exactly are you trying to install and is it not available in the Mandriva rpm repositories?
 
Old 11-26-2005, 11:24 AM   #5
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it's superkaramba and as I said before. there is rpm that I tried to install bu there was this linux-gate thing... I don't know what to do with it.
 
Old 11-26-2005, 11:33 AM   #6
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So did you do
Code:
#urpmi superkaramba
 
Old 11-26-2005, 11:42 AM   #7
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I didn't thought about it. it goes just like this: #urpmi superkaramba without anyting else?



edited:

its working!! thanks!! I was fighting with this damned thing for two weeks... you're the best

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Old 11-26-2005, 11:54 AM   #8
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The # means you have to be root, but the command is actually "urpmi superkaramba". If you read the documentation on the site I linked to earlier, you will have a better understanding of how to use urpmi.
 
  


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