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Old 12-30-2004, 10:52 PM   #1
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Help installing an RPM (gaim)


I just downloaded GAIM and it came in an RPM.
I saved it to my desktop directory and double clicked it. It asked if I wanted to install and I said yes. Then it tells me to put in CD 1. I'm like, okay...? So I put it in and it doesn't accept it. I dont know what I'm doin' wrong. Any help? Newbie here!
 
Old 12-31-2004, 12:36 AM   #2
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Try the following.
Go to the Configure Your Computer menus and look for Media Manager in the Install Software section.
In the media manager, make sure that the CD's are enabled as sources.
If they are and the problem won't go away...

From a terminal as root...

urpmi.update -a

when it's finished
try again to install Gaim.

Let me/us know how you get on.
 
Old 12-31-2004, 02:38 AM   #3
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Assuming you're using Mandrake 10.0 and your sources are correct and it still doesn't work, then do this:

Mandrake Control Center
Software
INstall
search for GAIM
install gaim
insert Mandrake CD's

If GAIM is older version than the downloaded, then now double-click the RPM you downloaded. Should install fine.

Reason: if you did not have GAIM installed previously, the RPM you downloaded is looking for dependencies which do not exist, hence why it wants CD1. If you install via the Mandrake Control Center, it installs everything for you and it supplies the dependencies for you. YOu will only have to do this initially. If there are newer versions of GAIM you don't need your CD's to install the RPM's.

If you are using Mandrake 10.1, then you have to approach this differently. Let me know if you're using Mandrake 10.1 as I donl't fee like typing it all right now cause I'm sick with the flu.
 
Old 12-31-2004, 09:47 AM   #4
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To complete the story, you first have to get urpmi list from the internet to install from those lists.

So go to easy urpmi and read what you have to do there, it is really good.
 
Old 12-31-2004, 02:39 PM   #5
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Originally posted by eisman
To complete the story, you first have to get urpmi list from the internet to install from those lists.

So go to easy urpmi and read what you have to do there, it is really good.
No, you do not need to update your URPMI sources to install GAIM. GAIM is already on the Mandrake CD's when you purchased/downloaded them. Of course it wouldn't hurt to update your URPMI sources anyway.... if you can find them!
 
Old 12-31-2004, 03:13 PM   #6
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Hmmmm....
Okay, I did everything Salparadise told me to, nothing. I have this gaim rpm file on my desktop and I'm wondering why I cant install. lol!


So why would I have to insert the CDs? Didnt it pull everything off the CDs when I installed Mandrake 10.0 official?

Whenever I insert the CD it asks for it spits it back out and says please insert the disk. I get highly confused to say the least. What is going on?
 
Old 12-31-2004, 03:16 PM   #7
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Oh yeah, and what am I downloading at that 'easy urpmi' page? The source plf? Or what?
 
Old 12-31-2004, 05:04 PM   #8
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Originally posted by Fasn8n
Hmmmm....
Okay, I did everything Salparadise told me to, nothing. I have this gaim rpm file on my desktop and I'm wondering why I cant install. lol!


So why would I have to insert the CDs? Didnt it pull everything off the CDs when I installed Mandrake 10.0 official?

Whenever I insert the CD it asks for it spits it back out and says please insert the disk. I get highly confused to say the least. What is going on?
LEARN HOW TO READ
Did you not try what I posted? If you do what I posted, you won't have to go through the whole URPMI confusion.

It's asking for the CD because GAIM requires dependencies that are NOT installed. YOu need to install those dependencies so that is why you need to put in the CD's.

The reason it is spitting out the disk is because you need to update your media sources. There are two ways to do that and Salparadise mentioned one way to update it.

The other way to update your media sources is through the Mandrake Control Center --> software --> Media Sources


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Originally posted by Fasn8n
Oh yeah, and what am I downloading at that 'easy urpmi' page? The source plf? Or what?
Just follow steps 1-2-3 at the 'easy urpmi' page. AT the end it will tell you what to type in your console.

If you've read this far, congratulations.

Last edited by Micro420; 12-31-2004 at 05:11 PM.
 
Old 12-31-2004, 07:52 PM   #9
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I got it figured out from another source. So it took an edit 10 minutes after you posted to be as witty as you were? Weak.
 
Old 12-31-2004, 08:53 PM   #10
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I got it figured out from another source. So it took an edit 10 minutes after you posted to be as witty as you were? Weak.
That's because I wanted to be precise and make sure what I was reading and putting was correct. Obviously you don't seem to care that I took the time to read your post, help you out, and make sure that things are correct. The least you could do is say, "hey, thanks for the suggestion but I found another way to do it..."

Instead you have to be a jerk.
 
Old 01-01-2005, 03:14 AM   #11
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Hey mate, no worries... he may not appreiciate your help, but I love help from people like you.

While I never had problems installing GAIM (unless, of course, you count on SuSE *shudders*)

really, when people ask me <i>why</i> I use Linux, one of my main reasons is from the community, from people like you.

so, as they say.

"Don't let the bastards grind you down!"
 
Old 01-01-2005, 06:01 AM   #12
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On behalf of the of my fellow newbs, we apologize micro. This is a new one for me, the newbies getting mad at the vets, what is the internet coming to
 
  


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