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  1. #1

    can't install any programs


    just got my first ever linux - mandriva 2007 spring. when i try to install from rpms using the software manager, it always says "some packages cannot be installed (due to unsatisfied xxxxxx).
    and when i try and install from tar.gzs, the ./configure command just ends with "no acceptable c compiler found in $PATH".
    Whats wrong with it?! I've only had it for a few minutes and already im stuck!
    thanks

    ps ive looked at some other stuff about this c compiler problem on the internet and none of the solutions worked, including reinstalling gcc, cos when i try to to the configure command when installing gcc, it says it cant find gcc! im guessing theres something ive missed here!

  2. #2
    It sounds like you are just downloading the rpm files off of web and installing them without having configured the sources first(I did this before I understood the urpmi/rpmdrake, the software manager's system <:O). Where are you getting them

    If you have not, follow the directions here

    That should solve most of the unsatisfied xxxx messages, but urpmi/rpmdrake is not infallible so sometimes you will have to hunt around for the needed rpm files

    RPM Search is a great place to look for them(use advanced search and check mandriva 2007. Once you find an rpm that you need/want to install you can even check what other software your computer needs with the javascript button on the page marked "Check Requires"

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    ah cool thanks a lot!

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