View Full Version : RPM installs a right pain!

23rd November 2004, 06:12 PM
Why do RPM installs have to be so convoluted?
For example, I wanted to install Xine....download the rpm, try to install it and you have about 2 dozen dependancies not fulfilled. Trying to resolve those dependancies is nigh on impossible unless you know linux fairly well.
This, I think, is what puts off most newcomers.


23rd November 2004, 06:21 PM
That's why there are apps like yum and apt4rpm !

23rd November 2004, 06:21 PM
Thats the reason why we point users to applications like yum and/or apt/synaptic.

Such applications will resolve all dependencies for you ;)

[EDIT] great ... same time, but ilja MUST be faster :D

23rd November 2004, 07:33 PM
He typed less than you did... ;)

24th November 2004, 01:14 AM
So in answer to the question,
yum install xine (http://fedorafaq.org/#installsoftware)

24th November 2004, 03:02 AM
This is how you can utilize yum more effeciently: http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=25880

24th November 2004, 02:29 PM
Thanks folks.
It's not too clear unless you ask though.
I'll give it a go over the next few nights.

25th November 2004, 01:52 PM
Again not so straight forward - I ran yum install xine and get the message HTTP Error 404: Not Found.

I'll keep trying.

25th November 2004, 02:27 PM
Guess who....?
Sorted, I found someone elses take on the yum.conf which did the trick.
Although my final word has to be 'tainteasy'.

Thx again for pointing me in the right direction.