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iam new to linux using mandriva i unexpectedly uninstalled some programs now my configure your system doesn't work icon is also missing from my desktop plz help how to reinstall ...
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    configure your system is not working


    iam new to linux using mandriva i unexpectedly uninstalled some programs now my configure your system doesn't work
    icon is also missing from my desktop
    plz help how to reinstall missing programs, what r missing
    thanks
    file:///home/kvr/.local/share/applications/Mandrakelinux/AdministerYourSystem/Configure Your Computer.desktop this is not working
    i think /usr/sbin/drakconf is missing
    plz some one help me

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    Which programmes did you uninstall? Mandriva has a complex system of dependencies, so if you uninstall one large system programme you will unexpectedly lose many other things: like your package management system ... I know because I've done it. You can't guarantee that Mandriva will store a detailed record of what you've removed so that you can easily replace it: it depends on what you did.

    It's very hard to repair things after that, and you might have to completely reinstall your operating system. I repaired mine by installing the Smart package manager and directng it to my installation disk. I then asked it to reinstall the missing packages. This was very hard and time consuming, because I used a beta version of Smart.

    Basically - without reinstalling everything - the key is to know exactly what you uninstalled and to use a package manager of some sort to reinstall it. It is possible to repair a broken system but not much fun.
    I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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    i din't remember urpmi is not there

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    Quote Originally Posted by vrkanaka
    i din't remember urpmi is not there
    Oh dear! Then you've broken your system. If you have any essential data you'll need to back it up and then reinstall or (if you feel brave) try what I suggested with Smart. If you try to use Smart you need to:

    install it from their website;
    insert your installation disk;
    make a note of the path to your system files on the installation disk (this takes some thought);
    get Smart going;
    point Smart to the system files on your installation disk;
    wait for Smart to finish indexing your system files (this takes ages);
    ask it to install urpmi from its new index.

    In theory it should also install any missing dependencies for you. This is possible but if you're new to Linux then you might want to avoid doing it. Hope that helps but you are probably better starting from scratch.
    I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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    rmpi is exsists in system
    software installer is not there
    is any thing possible with rpmi
    if possible how
    can u give cmd line options

    also need few more details on smartpackage
    regarding how to continue ie step wise please

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