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Old 08-06-2009, 11:39 AM   #1
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Trouble installing chkfontpath


Ok all; I'm not crazy about posting new threads because I am sure the answer has already been asked somewhere and I am just missing it. I have been searching for the last 2 hours on this and I just can not find the answer.

I am going through this wonderful Perfect Desktop installation and I got to the part that tried to call up the chkfontpath command. And after getting an error I've spent the last 2 Hours or so making sure that it was in fact 'not' installed and then trying to install it.

I found this wonderful little RPM search and I did a "wget" on both the versions that were for F10 (though I have F11).

The wget goes fine, but when I get to the "rpmbuild --rebuild" I get an error on each one.
error: chkfontpath-1.10.1-2.fc10.x86_64.rpm cannot be installed
error: chkfontpath-1.10.1-2.fc10.i386.rpm cannot be installed
error: chkfontpath-1.10.1-2.fc8.i386.rpm cannot be installed

So what am I missing :-)

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

FYI:
which chkfontpath
/usr/bin/which: no chkfontpath in (/usr/lib64/qt-3.3/bin:/usr/kerberos/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/home/Scribe/bin

$ whereis chkfontpath
chkfontpath:
 
Old 08-06-2009, 05:09 PM   #2
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Why you use "rpmbuild --rebuild"? You should run
Code:
rpm -ivh <package-name>.rpm
to install the package you want
 
Old 08-06-2009, 08:46 PM   #3
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Why not just let yum take care of the install from Firefox ???
from this page or the next
http://atrpms.net/dist/f10/chkfontpath/
http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat....i386.rpm.html

just click on the file DO NOT SELECT SAVE but from the popup window select INSTALL

for example like this
a screenshot from fedora 11
http://www.imagebam.com/image/ac143544521201
 
Old 08-07-2009, 04:58 AM   #4
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bathory: ... Thanks for the help. The only one that seems to almost be working is the "chkfontpath-1.10.1-2.fc8.i386.rpm"

warning: chkfontpath-1.10.1-2.fc8.i386.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 4f2a6fd2
error: Failed dependencies:
libpopt.so.0 is needed by chkfontpath-1.10.1-2.fc8.i386
xfs is needed by chkfontpath-1.10.1-2.fc8.i386


So how do I get that? :-)
 
Old 08-07-2009, 05:03 AM   #5
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John VV: ... And well yes that would have been too easy :-) ... And .... That appears to have worked. Thanks.

However, in reference to bathory I would still appreciate an answer to the above question. I'm sure each of these skills I am learning will be of help to me. Thanks to both of you.
 
Old 08-07-2009, 05:10 AM   #6
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Hi,

You miss some dependencies for chkfontpath. You can get popt and xorg-x11-xfs and install them the same way (using rpm -ivh ...), risking to fall into other dependencies and so on, or you can use yum to install the package you want and it will take care of the dependencies.

Regards
 
Old 08-12-2009, 06:04 AM   #7
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When I did a search for "chkfontpath" (in gpk-application 2.27.3) it says it was already installed. So, I used gpk to uninstall it.

However when I tried to do the same search for "chkfontpath" (in gpk-application 2.27.3) it said there was nothing to be found (do I need to add a repository?).

So I tried:

[root@localhost ~]# yum install chkfontpath-1.10.1-2.fc8.i386.rpm
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
Setting up Install Process
No package chkfontpath-1.10.1-2.fc8.i386.rpm available.


When that didn't work I just redid what was done previously where I just went to http://rpm.pbone.net/ and allowed the Gui to handle the install when I clicked on chkfontpath-1.10.1-2.fc8.i386.rpm.
 
Old 08-12-2009, 05:08 PM   #8
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tg3793

chkfontpath-1.10.1-2.fc10.i386.rpm
that one and the chkfontpath-1.10.1-2.fc8.i386.rpm ( the one for fedora 8 - that you installed ) look the same BUT they might be built with different versions of prerequisites

so tg3793 is the fedora 8 rpm working on your fedora 11 system ?
 
  


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