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frix
PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2004 1:14 am    Post subject: Help installing software Reply with quote

Greetings
I am very much a newbie to Linux, so I'm sure that I am just not doing something correctly. I have recently installed blag and love the concept and feel. I do a lot of video work and would like to turn my PC into a linux video workstation. I therefore, want to install some additional software but am having trouble. For example, I downloaded the rpm to install qdvdauthor. When I ran the rpm it had a dependency for libMagick++.so.5 . So I downloaded an rpm containing it. When I ran that rpm it said I already had it installed. So now I'm really confused. I had similar things happen on a couple of other packages.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.[/b]

jebba
PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2004 1:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The best way to install new software on BLAG (or Fedora) is to get it from one of the repositories. They will make sure you have all dependencies. A few places to look:

http://dag.wieers.com/packages/
http://yarrow.freshrpms.net/
http://atrpms.net/
http://dries.studentenweb.org/apt
http://newrpms.sunsite.dk/

Check out the program synaptic. It will allow you to update your system and install things from any of the above repositories. Synaptic is a gui application in the menu. It uses apt-get, which is a command line program.

-Jeff

frix
PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2004 12:29 pm    Post subject: Thanks Reply with quote

Thanks for the reply Jeff. I will give that a try.
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