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Old 07-05-2004, 01:58 PM   #1
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Yum - can it install any rpm?


I have been trawling the net for 2 hours and have searched this forum, so apologies if this is a repeat.

In case you ntk, I am on Fedora core1.

I found SaveMyModem on sourceforge and downloaded the rpm. On trying to install it I get a dependency problem:

[root@localhost download]# rpm -ivh smm-1.0rc2-1.i386.rpm
error: Failed dependencies: is needed by smm-1.0rc2-1

so I figured, yum would be the way to go in case there are more dependencies down the line. The trouble is I can't work out if yum can install any rpm I find or if I can only get things from yum repositories.

I have checked in yum list and smm ya-di-ya isn't there (I have a copy of the yum.conf provided by Author: Maxwell Kanat-Alexander ).

Is it as simple as adding the name and uri to the yum.conf?

Is so, is the name for my benefit (ie I can call it what I like) or is there a particular name I must enter for it to work?

Answers in newb speak will be truly appreciated! TIA

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Just add your local directory to the yum.conf file. This may give you some pointers.

I found these examples:
### My local repository
#name=Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - Updates
#name=Fedora Core Rawhide (Development)
Which will give you an idea of how yours should look:
(remove the # symbol or yum will ignore it. Then updat yum and install your file.

At least, that's how I think it should look, I have never done this myself.
Old 07-05-2004, 04:50 PM   #3
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Thanks but that didn't work - looking at the link you mentioned I have to set up a repository and that looks v. complicated for a newb like me!

The error I got seems to confirm that:

Error getting file file:///home/me/download/headers/
[Errno 5] OSError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/home/me/download/headers/'

I have installed the app now by finding a rpm for libadns and crossing my fingers that that was the only dependency (it was!). I think I'll stick with using the standard yum repositories until I get a bit better at all this!


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