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justin_p 02-20-2007 09:12 PM

gcompris hell.....
I just installed Mandriva free 2007.0. I have added all the urpmi repos but I have been unable to find a way to sucessfull install it. I have been to the gcompris download page and downloaded all the gcompris packages. No luck. I keep getting dependencies that are unmet. Does anyone know of a straight forward way of getting gcompris to install on Mandriva?

ernie 02-21-2007 12:02 AM

Sure. Use the GUI Package Manager (System / Configuration / Packaging / Install, Remove & Update Software in the menu system). Enter

in the Find: text entry field near the top of the window then press the Search button to the right.

If you prefer the CLI, in a terminal window or console display as root enter:

urpmi gcompris
In either case, any dependencies will be resolved for you.


justin_p 02-21-2007 06:06 AM

oh, that's been done. It's not there. maybe I am using thr wrong mirrors.

ernie 02-21-2007 03:40 PM

After completing your Mandriva installation your sources are set up pointing to the media used to do the install. The repositories on either the DVD or CD set are incomplete due to space limitations. You should set up a complete set of Internet (ftp) media sources so all the software provided for Mandriva Linux is available to you. I used Easy URPMI Here, and I wrote an article explaining the process on my blog.


justin_p 02-21-2007 04:55 PM

Maybe I should have been more explicit. I have tried all the available Mandriva tools (urpmi (using Easy Urpmi) and the mcc) to try and install. Nothing has worked. I will try for the third time to reset my urpmi sources. It's just preplexing. I like the MCC tools but I never had issue with slackware of debian. Oh well, just part of the learning curve. Any sources you recommend?

Edit: I reset my sources with the link you gave me. I made sure to clear them first. Thanks for the help.

ernie 02-22-2007 12:57 AM

Then I take it that now you have gcompris available? Happy to hear it. Do not know why you did not see it before. Just checked, it is in the contrib media repository.

In answer to your question:

Any sources you recommend?
I use the standard official and plf repositories as well as the not-so-standard SoS repositories which include:
main, contrib, main_updates, contrib_updates, main_backports, Contrib_backports, plf-free, plf-free_backports, plf-non-free, plf-non-free_backports, SoS-main, SoS-contrib, SoS-KDE356

All except the SoS repositories can be set up using Easy URPMI. The SoS repositories must be set up using the information at SeerOfSouls.

I strongly suggest you stick to the media source repositories you can set up at Easy URPMI, and think twice about using the various backports media sources since the packages found there are not as well tested as those in the Official Main and Contrib, or the plf Free and Non-Free sources. Use of these repositories is accompanied by increased risk of software bugs and the possibility of decreased system stability. If you choose to use these sources, do so at your own risk.

With that said, I have Firefox, Opera 9.10, Flashplayer (final), KDE 3.5.6 and a few other programs installed from packages built for use with Mandriva 2007.0. At the present time, all is well here, but that does not mean it will be so for all users, or remain so going forward.

My recommendation for which media sources to use is as follows:

Main, Main_updates, Contrib, Contrib_updates, plf-free, plf-non_free.

These sources will provide all the software choices you should need.

One final note: The software found in the Official Mandriva repositories (main, main_updates, contrib, and contrib_updates) is all 100% GPL'd open source software. The software found in plf is there because of legal issues (plf-free) or because it is proprietary, licensed software (plf-non_free). You should check local law to be sure the software in plf-free is not illegal for you to use where you are, and I think we all understand about the use of licensed, proprietary software.


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