QT and C++ Development on my new Mandrake 10.1
I'm super overwhelmed with this stuff right now. I dabbled with a Red Hat Distro about 4 years ago, and have now tip toed back in with Mandrake 10.1. With RH I started to get the hang of the rpm thing, but now I'm seeing there's this Software Installer tool (urpmi) that supposedly makes things easier. I went to that PLF packages site and I thought I added the appropriate media hosts (I run an AMD chip, which seemed to limit the options for sources I can add), but can't for the life of me install firefox through that. I manually installed firefox in:
/etc/firefox (yeah, /etc is probably not the convention, is it?.. I dont' know what the conventions are)
Either way, I can't just type
[sadohert]$ firefox &
to make it run, I guess because it's not on my path. Why the heck can't the install have put firefox on my path, and added a pretty little firefox logo to my taskbar, and hey... while it's at it... make firefox the default browser for html.
Anyway, I'm muddling through the above problems. The reason for the post is I can't seem to use the "Software Install" tool to get QT or C++ related libraries installed. I use the "Category" view, and go down to "Development". Under development I want C/C++ related stuff (down the road I'll probably want other tools as well).
I click on the C++ check box and I get a pair of radio buttons that force me to choose between:
Why am I being given the option here? How do I know which one to choose?
So, I choose the bottom one. I click a message talking about dependencies, then I get this message:
Sorry, the following package(s) can't be selected:
libdc0-devel-0.3.3-1plf.i586 (due to unsatisfied libopenssl-devel)
Whatever that means!?! (note, I do remember using the Install tool to add ssh recently so I can remotely access the computer... that's not working right now either... but alas, probably meant for a separate post)
I also try the OTHER option I had above and it craps out in a similar way.
I'm very sorry for the long yappy post, but this is literally my first step into this world in a while and I'm clueless and frustrated. With your help I can pick this stuff up soon.
P.S. When I used RH the default window manager was gnome. My install came with ALL sorts of stuff installed (e.g., C++ IDE, tonnes of games, etc.) KDE doesn't seem to have that, and when I installed gnome and tried to startup in that it had NOTHING... no taskbar... just a desktop... as if someone doesn't want me using gnome.