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Hello everyone! I'm new to Linux so please be gentle. I'm having a problem installing gcc. When i try to install the package, the "preparing system update" window pops up ...
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    RPM Installations don't work


    Hello everyone! I'm new to Linux so please be gentle.

    I'm having a problem installing gcc. When i try to install the package, the "preparing system update" window pops up and then immediately closes. I've tried to install the package via the konsole but i get an error saying it doesn't exist. Before I rebuild the rpm database and try again, does anyone have any suggestions on what else could be wrong? Thanks in advance, and have a good day.

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    I would compile it from source it will more then likely work

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    provided you do actualy have some form of compiler to compile it with

    said you were trying to install gcc after all....

    anyway, are you logged in as root? I used to have a simaler problemw ith the boxes dissapearing when I wans't su

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    Thanks for replying, i really appreciate it.

    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer
    provided you do actualy have some form of compiler to compile it with

    said you were trying to install gcc after all....
    Yes'm! My problem is I have no compiler, and as for trying to install as root - that didn't work either. I tried to rebuild the rpm database but i get back an error saying the device or resource is busy. I keep trying but no luck...any suggestions?

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    bumping

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    try installing via command line, using -vvv extra command line params, it should give some indication as to what is going wrong, eg:

    rpm -ivvv <filename>

    Jason

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    Thanks for replying

    I tried that command and found that I was missing some files. I downloaded said files but when I tried to install them, the system update window closes again. Anyother suggestions or should I just go back to windows?

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    suggestion: tell us what the missing files were, run the command above again, and post what happens this time. (if you can, paste the output so we can see whats happening).

    Jason

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