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motub, thanks a lot for the information you provided. I am one of those Windows to Mandrake to converts you talked about, and I too discovered "dependency hell" yesterday when I tried to install SuperKaramba by downloading the RPMs manually (I didn't have any of the X development packages installed). And yes, it was hell! Until someone on another forum (mandrakeusers.org) pointed out urpmi and how to get it configured using EasyUrpmi, and it's been smooth sailing since. I was getting very fed up until I discovered this tool! So I just wanted to say, continue to spread the word, because I agree with you that it's very important that people know about this feature if we want to keep any Windows converts.
I read the direct you gave us. It was very nice, and fianlly I can find easier install ways.... Also, I want ask a question, After I installed mozilla-firefox, I don't know where the software have been installed in folder since one website asked for need a flashplayer (macromedia). So, I clicked to download, but they unable to find /usr/lib/mozilla.
I tried to use "Find Files" but can't find it... Even though my mozilla-firefox is working...
When I tried to install MPlayer from RPMDrake, but the message appeared:
The following packages have bad signatures:
fribidi-0.10.4-4mdk.i586.rpm: invalide Key ID ((sha1)dsa shal
md5 gpg GPG#26752624 OK) libenca0-1.5.2mdk.i586.rpm:
Invalid Key ID ((sha1) dsa sha1 md5 gpg GPG#26752624 OK)
liblirc0-0.6.6-7mdk.i586.rpm:invalid Key ID ((sha1 dsa sha1
md5.gpg GPG#26752624 OK) liblzo1-1.08-4mdk.i586.rpm:
Invalid Key ID ((sha1 dsa sha1 md5 gpg GPG#26752624 OK)
Do you want to continue installation?
So, I clicked "no" for now until I get some feedback before screw up the harddrive... Thanks again!
I dont intend to hijack the post but I feel its not totally out of context.
My question is- If I want to download software, the preferred means as discussed here is through urpmi but I dont have an internet connection at home and I would like to download software for mandrake(10.1) from my office(which runs windows only) and install them later at home. can anyone please suggest which is the best way to do this??
Great tutorial, motub! I wish there were more users like you on the forum willing to spell it out to the noobs the way you did, i.e. if they ask a wrong question, correct it in the first place instead of giving useless tips which won't work in the long run because of the obstacles that they sooner or later will bump into. It seems to me some assume the noobs (however noob they are) are supposed to know what e.g. compiling, repositories, rpm, urpmi, tar, gzip are since it's so easy it can't get any easier than that. Well.... false!
If there was a real step by step manual that would explain this stuff (especially for those who migrated from Win) a lot of problems would be avoided. How on earth do you expect a person who's just migrated from WIn to know that they need to setup easy urpmi and that's it's vital if they want to encounter less "I don't know why it doesn't wanna work/install itself" situations.
True, you can spend zillions upon zillions hours of browsing this site and reading all the tips/suggestions, searching for each and every single little command to type in the console, but that's kinda wrong isn't it.
I'm about to try Holly's tutorial on easy urpmi but am wondering about the distinction on that page between jpackage and plf (free and nonfree). I don't think that's mentioned in her tutorial. Does it make a difference which I choose?