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Post by Lord C » Wed Apr 30, 2003 3:21 pm

I installed rpm-get, because i like the apt-get idea.
But it doesn't respond to rpm-get install mplayer
and this is what i get with 'which'...

[baddass@pc4-mfld3-4-cust64 baddass]$ which rpm-get
which: no rpm-get in (/usr//bin:/bin:/usr/bin::/usr/local/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin:/usr/games:/home/baddass/bin)
[baddass@pc4-mfld3-4-cust64 baddass]$

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Post by Void Main » Wed Apr 30, 2003 4:29 pm

What is rpm-get and where did you get it? Did you install it from an RPM? If so just "rpm -qil rpm-get" and it should list the files that were installed and what directory they are in. There is an apt-get for Mandrake as well but from what I understand it isn't very supported, or doesn't work very well, or something along those lines. Calum wrote a HOWTO and I had it on my site (still do, just not linked like it used to be):

http://voidmain.is-a-geek.net/mandrake/ ... _have.html

I'm not a big fan of instructions that don't work (no offense to calum, he really tried and it's not his fault they don't work), but if you would like to use it as a starting point for some research I would be interested to hear what you come up with. Maybe the Mandrake tip could be revised and we could open it back up.

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Post by Lord C » Wed Apr 30, 2003 4:34 pm

I've heard a few suggestions from people to try rpm-get for mdk, so i thought i'd try it.

Name : rpm-get Relocations: (not relocateable)
Version : 1.4 Vendor: MandrakeSoft
Release : 2mdk Build Date: Sun 20 Jan 2002 19:41:33
GMT
Install date: Wed 30 Apr 2003 18:35:55 BST Build Host: no.mandrakesoft.com
Group : System/Configuration/Packaging Source RPM: rpm-get-1.4-2mdk.src.
rpm
Size : 54843 License: GPL
Packager : Mandrake Linux Team <http://www.mandrakeexpert.com>
Summary : Simple clone of apt-get for rpm
Description :
rpm-get is a simple clone of Debian's apt-get utility for
automatically download and install files.
Use the /etc/rpm-get.conf file to set up your favorites ftp mirrors.
/etc/rpm-get.conf
/sbin/dep-check.sh
/sbin/rpm-dep.sh
/sbin/rpm-fle2pkg.sh
/sbin/rpm-get
/sbin/rpm-get-configure
/usr/share/doc/rpm-get-1.4
/usr/share/doc/rpm-get-1.4/AUTHORS
/usr/share/doc/rpm-get-1.4/BUGS
/usr/share/doc/rpm-get-1.4/Changes
/usr/share/doc/rpm-get-1.4/LICENSE
/usr/share/doc/rpm-get-1.4/README
/usr/share/man/man1/rpm-get.1.bz2
/var/rpm-get

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Post by Lord C » Wed Apr 30, 2003 4:37 pm

[root@pc4-mfld3-4-cust64 baddass]# /sbin/rpm-get install mplayer
grep: /var/lib/rpm-get/RPMS-list: No such file or directory
grep: /var/lib/rpm-get/RPMS2-list: No such file or directory


hmm. what would you do if apt-get gave you this error?

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Post by Void Main » Wed Apr 30, 2003 4:39 pm

The command is in your "/sbin" directory which would not be in your PATH if you are logged on as a normal user or just having done an "su" command. It will be in your path if you would do a "su -" or you can just type the full path to the command "/sbin/rpm-get blah blah". I have no experience with rpm-get so let me know how things come out...

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guess you figured that out... too slow
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Post by Void Main » Wed Apr 30, 2003 4:40 pm

BaDDaSS wrote:hmm. what would you do if apt-get gave you this error?
I would do an "apt-get update" which will download/update the lists.

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