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I have multiple distributions of Mandrake (Mandriva) and have found that some of the software that I used in previous distros is not in the newest one. Is there a ...
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    Installing Software from Previous Distros


    I have multiple distributions of Mandrake (Mandriva) and have found that some of the software that I used in previous distros is not in the newest one. Is there a way to install software off the old distro CDs? The file formats are .MDK files, not RPMs. I'm not very good with command line in linux, so take it easy on me. If there's a way to do it in the GUI, please let me know.

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    Scott

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    It may be possible, but this is not what I would recommend.

    If you can't get the stuff via urpmi or in RPM format, then find the source code on the Internet. Download it into whatever directory you want, then run the following:

    Code:
    $ tar xvfz <FILE>.tar.gz
    
    or
    
    $ tar xvfj <FILE>.tar.bz2
    
    $ cd <FILE>
    
    $ ./configure
    
    $ make
    
    $ su
    <Enter Root Password>
    
    # make install
    This will compile from source the program. You will need to have both gcc and make installed beforehand, but urpmi can get you those.

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    Which Mandrake Linux are you trying to install software (9.2 or 10, because you have both ) ?

    How many CDs of the Distro do you have?

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    Actually, I have several distros, but I'm trying to install some older software off of version 7.0.

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