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Old 01-29-2004, 09:56 PM   #1
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Installing new application in Fedora


In a previous thread, I was asking how to install a new application in Fedora. I received an answer but I would like further details. Do you know where is the Fedora Errata and how can I install them, or which where is the file I should change in order to make Fedora install extra packages?

Thank you very much in advance.

Old 01-29-2004, 10:18 PM   #2
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I am having the same problem. what was the other forum you had?
Old 01-29-2004, 10:19 PM   #3
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im not very sure what you asked, but ...
Old 01-29-2004, 11:43 PM   #4
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I had asked for a problem that I had when trying to install additional packages in Fedora. I was advised to do one of the following 3 things:

1) Install the new fixed version of the package installer available in the Fedora errata site.

2) You can manually edit the code of the package handler (redhat-config-packages) you have installed. There is a line which tells the installer where to look for the RPM file, in the broken installer this points to the Redhat/RPM directory, when it should point to Fedora/RPM.

3) You can just install packages from the commandline: For new packages use rpm -ivh package_name. To upgrade a previously installed package, use rpm -Fvh package_name.

The problem for doing 1 or 3 is that I couldn't find the Fedora(not the RedHatLinux 9) Errata site.

The problem for doing 2 is that I cannot find the file pointing this directory.
Old 01-29-2004, 11:49 PM   #5
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You could use yum

EX: from terminal type: yum

If you need to install a package you do this :

from terminal

yum install gaim <--example to install gaim

hope it helps
Old 01-30-2004, 06:46 AM   #6
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Some bad advice...

Now I have plenty of problems relating to having installed packages from rawhide* and such, so perhaps I'm not a good person to ask. But I have used synaptic since Rh9, and I believe it is installed by default in Fedora Core. (If not, it's a little tricky to do it manually, but it solves a lot of problems if you succeed).

I have apt and synaptic installed and pointing to the repositories at freshrpms. The freshrpms site includes instructions about how to set it up like that. If you only install their official packages, you are pretty safe from conflicts and broken/undocumented dependencies.


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