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Old 12-31-2005, 07:17 AM   #1
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Post installing software


I've been using linux only a little in last 2-3 years, my primary system was windows. but now i got security issues with windows (viruses, hackers, spywares) and want to change to linux. I know that to install software on linux is bit diffucult always have to read installation instructions which i want to avoid. Is there any other way? i herad there are some installers which takes you trough whole process as on windows. is it rpmdrake? but i cannot start. i have 10.1.
I want to intall mozilla suite but there are amount of install instructions. can i install it some easier way. Before i tried to install some massiging program but it was hell, as soon i intalle it it says it needs new packages ans so on for whole eternity. It is really a hell for windows user so i want to avoid it? Is there any way? thanks
 
Old 12-31-2005, 07:28 AM   #2
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you can find different tools for different distros

for mandrake

try

urpmi mozilla

regards
 
Old 01-01-2006, 07:16 AM   #3
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I have mozilla-installer.tar.gz in my home directory.
i tried to run command urpmi but it didn't worked. then i installed some package through rpmdrake starting with urpmi.. but it didn't worked either..
 
Old 01-01-2006, 07:57 AM   #4
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you need to try that as root

sudo urpmi mozilla

also post the error messages that you have recieved during the process

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Old 01-01-2006, 11:01 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by dm39i
I have mozilla-installer.tar.gz in my home directory.
i tried to run command urpmi but it didn't worked. then i installed some package through rpmdrake starting with urpmi.. but it didn't worked either..
Just to add a little clarity:
For Windows like install you are right, rpmdrake is the way to go. Rpmdrake is a graphical front end for urpmi, which is your command line installer. All the packages you would be able to install with urpmi or rpmdrake will have the file extension ".rpm", and usually "mdk" somewhere within the package name to identify it was packaged for Mandriva rather than another rpm based distro such as Suse. Packages with a ".tar.gz" file extension are installed in a different way, here is a good how to for that: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=45094 . Installing from source (.tar.gz), on certain packages can lead you into "dependancy hell". Rpm package managers are designed to take care of the dependancies for you. Rpmdrake is within the Mandrake Control Center, which you can navigate to in the main menu. It should start from command line like this also:
Code:
[don@localhost ~]$ su
Password:
[root@localhost don]# rpmdrake
examining synthesis file [/var/lib/urpmi/synthesis.hdlist.plf-free.cz]
examining synthesis file [/var/lib/urpmi/synthesis.hdlist.plf-nonfree.cz]
examining synthesis file [/var/lib/urpmi/synthesis.hdlist.updates.cz]
examining synthesis file [/var/lib/urpmi/synthesis.hdlist.main.cz]
examining synthesis file [/var/lib/urpmi/synthesis.hdlist.contrib.cz]
examining synthesis file [/var/lib/urpmi/synthesis.hdlist.jpackage.cz]
If this does not open rpmdrake, simply do this to install it:
Code:
[don@localhost ~]$ su
Password:
[root@localhost don]# urpmi rpmdrake
And lastly, if you have not set up your urpmi sources, or not sure what I justed asked about, go here and follow the instructions on this page before doing any of the above with urpmi or rpmdrake. http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/
 
Old 01-01-2006, 01:37 PM   #6
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Cool

Thanks guys! i found out everything and i installed mozilla suite from tarballs. The article about installing software is great. I've got the message about installing from source and installing from rpm files. Installing on linux looks much more clearer now.
If i understood right urpmi will download and intall some dependencies packages if needed and istalling form source will maybe cause problems but it didn't in case of mozilla suite!
Thanks also for the sites you provided.
I'm little unclear about Easy Urpmi site. what is it for? I mean i figured it must be for updating the system but is there any risk that something goes wrong and leave my system in unclear way if i try to update? And then i have to install it all over again..
 
Old 01-02-2006, 04:05 PM   #7
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I'm little unclear about Easy Urpmi site. what is it for? I mean i figured it must be for updating the system but is there any risk that something goes wrong and leave my system in unclear way if i try to update?
urpmi/Rpmdrake installs RPM packages from repositories. The easyurpmi site lists the software repositories for Mandrake/Mandriva. You should follow the instructions there and setup access to all the software repositories (make sure to select your correct version of Mandriva otherwise you will have problems) since at the moment you've only got access to the software which came on your 3 download CDs (which is pretty limited).
 
Old 01-03-2006, 04:04 AM   #8
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Wao, Thanks!
 
Old 01-03-2006, 04:06 AM   #9
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Wao, Thanks! I couldn't get better answer.
 
Old 01-03-2006, 04:29 AM   #10
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no probs
 
Old 01-03-2006, 01:13 PM   #11
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i have a question: is mozilla a download program?
for softwares
 
Old 01-03-2006, 02:55 PM   #12
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You are poking fun, right?
Mozilla develops the firefox web browser, thunderbird email program, and a few less known software packages. See here: http://www.mozilla.org/products/
 
Old 01-03-2006, 08:33 PM   #13
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Mozilla and firefox do have download managers, though. But it's not like getright or flashget in M$ windows..
 
  


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