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Old 09-06-2004, 06:50 PM   #1
breezewax
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You know what would be extremely helpful...


Hey all...

There might be a resource like this somewhere, but if there is I couldn't find it. So after migrating a few days ago, I've been hitting these forums and tutorial sites about eight hours a night, and from what I've seen installing the appropriate dependencies seems to be a huge part to setting up a new linux system.

My question: Could someone take the time to create a sort of checklist for a beginner to run through and download the appropriate support packages that certain popular programs like x-chat MPlayer?

For instance...I've been going through a spiderweb of dependencie download/installs like...

glib
pkg-config
lame-3.96
atk
pango
gtk

So if someone made a catorgorized list of common applications for beginners and the various packages will probably be needed. Sorted by application type, like Multimedia, Web development, Games, Chat, etc., etc.,...in short, would someone tell us what a common library of packages should contain? Would be mucho appreciated...
 
Old 09-06-2004, 07:00 PM   #2
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What's your distribution?

If you use, Mandrake or another distro which automatcally downloads RPMs it'll download the deps automatically.

These distros are also the most user-friendly?

If you don't have one of those, tell us which distro you use.
 
Old 09-06-2004, 07:10 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply...I'm using SuSE 9.1. I from what I understand not all apps are available in RPM format, correct? Also, I read a suggestion on a few of the RPM download pages and they said that sometimes it's better to compile and install from src files for the program to be fully suited with your system. Right now, my YaST automated installer will tell me what other packages I need, but I can't find half of them on the Web, or just find a bunch of dead links. Like at freedesktop.org for instance to get pkg-config.
 
Old 09-06-2004, 07:18 PM   #4
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Well,

I do not want to insult you, but you seem to be a newbie to me.
If I were you, I would not yet try to compile all my apps yet.
I don't know the structure of the Sure file manager, so you should'nt ask me about that. although you should have a look at:

rpmfind.net
rpm.pbone.net

Don't need to tell what those sites do huh?
 
  


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