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    mandriva rpm repositories

    I am trying to find a rpm for firefox among others through the media manager what do I have to add and how to add them so I can get them from there instead of manually searching for them?

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    Linux Guru AlexK's Avatar
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    Feb 2005
    follow the steps at easy urpmi. You can download programs in the command line by using:
    urpmi <program name>
    Note, you need to be root to run urpmi and if a particular program isn't found, it will display a list of matches.

    urpmi will also automaticially install the program for you.

    If you want a graphical method, you will have to add a mirror to the installation sources found in the MCC. I think theres a list of mirrors to use on the mandrake site.
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    What AlexK said.

    See my post here for more help with configuring media and urpmi :

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    Go to terminal
    $ su
    # urpmi.addmedia thacs.rpms with
    (where x.x is the number of your distro)
    #urpmi update
    #urpmi firefox (or whatever program you want to install)

    and there you go!

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