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Iguana 09-29-2003 10:47 AM

Installing xfce
Being a total Linux newbie (I just installed MDK 9.1 ysterday), I don't know how to install things. :newbie:

I downloaded all the RPMs of xfce 4 and I want to install and use it. How do I install RPMs? I've tried searching the Mandrake website, but the Docs are so confusing. :(

Can anyone help please? Thanks in advance.

UltimaGuy 09-29-2003 10:57 AM

Just put all the rpm's you have downloaded into a separe directory. Then log in as root, go to the directory, and type (in shell, of course),

" rpm -Uvh * "

xfce is installed, abd you are ready to go.

Iguana 09-29-2003 10:58 AM

Thanks for that UltimaGuy, but do I have to replace the asterisk in "rpm -Uvh *" with anything?

Kocil 09-29-2003 11:13 AM

Hmmm, maybe change * to *.rpm would be safer.
rpm -Uvh *.rpm

Please read the information at

If rpm -Uvh *.rpm does not work (compain about dependency),
do it one by one exactly as the list:

rpm -Uvh libxfce4util-4.0.0-1mdk.i586.rpm

(1 to 6 MUST be in order, the rest are more relaxed)

Iguana 09-29-2003 01:34 PM

@Kocil: Thanks man. I got it installed and running.

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