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Old 02-19-2003, 10:10 AM   #1
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help me with kpackage please


I am running Mandrake 9.1 beta,
And I want to be able to get rpm packages from an ftp site. I s it possible to set kpackage upt o check ftp's for rpms that I can install? If not is there something else I can use to do this?

And also can you point me to a good ftp for rpms?

I had gotten used to debian and it's apt-get
And I would like to be able to do rpm's the same way.
Thanks
Randy
 
Old 02-19-2003, 10:11 AM   #2
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Have you looked into urpmi you can find it on rpmfind.net not sure if its on the madrake cds
 
Old 02-19-2003, 10:12 AM   #3
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this a good palce to find rpms

http://speakeasy.rpmfind.net/
 
Old 02-19-2003, 10:20 AM   #4
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I will check out urpmi as soon as I get all the dependancies installed Thanks

And thanks for the site too.
 
Old 02-19-2003, 10:47 AM   #5
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Ugh!!!
There hasto be an easier way, so far just to install urpmi I have had to dl 15 other rpms and each new one I get needs 5 or 6 other files
 
Old 02-19-2003, 11:44 AM   #6
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I thought it came standard on Mandrake? It did with 9.0, did they change that for the beta? Personally I love urpmi....although it was a pain to set up properly (and I'm not sure I managed to anyway lol)
 
Old 02-19-2003, 11:57 AM   #7
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I looked thru my remove software, and low and behold there it is so I go to shell and type urpmi, command not found.
I type gurpmi and a box came up that says all packages have been installed


So now I just have to figure out how to get it started and how to set it up

Ok let's assume I figureout how to start it.

Can someone walk me thru settingit up to go onto an ftp site see what is available and then install what I want?

Thanks
 
  


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