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Old 02-21-2002, 05:26 PM   #1
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Location: Dublin, Ireland
Distribution: Mandrake 9.0 mostly!
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Angry Problem's installing program's

I have Mandrake 8.1 & I am having problems installing everything.
I am trying RPM's & trying to untar them & compile from source but all are failing.
I think the reason is cos I installed the development program's when I was installing Mandrake.
Can someone tell me if this could be the problem
Example, I try install a program & when I use RPM the rpm program goes looking for say /usr/bin/progname but instead finds /usr/bin/progname-devel.1.*.* & the installation fail's.
Am I way off here or what?????
Thank's in advance
Old 02-21-2002, 07:34 PM   #2
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I am confused about what you are doing, if you have an rpm package
become root it's better done in console: open Xterm or like type su
enter password for root
cd into/derictory/where/the/package/is
rpm -ihv package.rpm
that's all, if it fails because of dependencies download all deps and install everything in the manner mentioned above
Old 02-22-2002, 02:42 AM   #3
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Sorry, I'll explain a little better.
I was trying to install Mondo rescue & mindi.
I have to download & configure Mindi first before I can install mondo.
I first download Mindi in rpm format & try & install it that way but it need's afio, I then download afio in rpm format & try install that & again try rpm on Mindi but it still says it cant find afio but it is there.
I then uninstall afio & download it in tar.gz format & try to compile it from source but I get an error when I try 'make install' that says I need or something.
I then go off & get & install that, afio still cant see
I am doing all this as root by the way & on teh command line.
This is a fresh install of Mandrake 8.1 & I have compiled from source & used RPM's loads of times in the past without problem's & that is why I think there could be something wrong rather than just failed dependencies.
Any ideas ????

Last edited by amp2000; 02-22-2002 at 02:45 AM.


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