Posted 02 October 2006 - 03:45 AM
So I d-clicked on the 1.0 proggie and itstalled it. I then went to the second and it said the one installed is newer than what I'm trying to install.
OK, I can live with that, in Linux version numbers run backwards, maybe. So I wanted to put a launcher on the menu bar. Where the hell is the installed program? Linux apparently puts it somewhere. I didn't have a chance to tell it where to put it. I searched and gyum didn't come up.
Where does Linux put installed proggies? Can't I choose where to put them? I logged into root and got a terminal up and tried to run guym and got a message "Bad magic number in .pyc file"
Now what does that mean?
This stuff ain't easy, but I am trying...
Posted 02 October 2006 - 10:54 AM
The program that you tried to install is for an older version of Fedora, which looks like Core 1, which is no longer used. The bad magic number refers to this older program your are trying to install needing to be compiled in an old version of the application compiler than what is on your system. In short, the program is very outdated.
FC 5 has a graphical interface for the package installer called yumex. See The Unofficial Fedora FAQ for a description of how to install Yumex, the interface that you need (question # 3).
You than either invoke Yumex from the command line (as root user) or if you are using the gnome desktop, go to Applications-->System Tools--> Yum Extender (yumex).
Posted 02 October 2006 - 02:35 PM
It comes up with an error:
"Cannot find a valid baseurl for repo: core"
I looked at the FAQ and went to yumex site and found it had moved. MY Fedora 5 apparently wasn't informed of the move.
Now that you've given me a lead I'll try to track down a solution. Please stand by...
Posted 02 October 2006 - 02:54 PM
It seems in Linux most of the sites have seveal following links to downloads but there usually isn't anything at the end of the trail. More puzzles and distractions to solve on the way to learing Linux. Did Linus T. write the dongeons and dragons program in the 1970's?
I need more clues.
Posted 02 October 2006 - 03:33 PM
Whoops!... Lots of stuff in the archive, but nothing makes sense. No executables. The only readme told of a link to Subversion.tigris. So another dead lead.
Also the archive was for only Fedora 3. I'm using Fedora 5. Maybe I should look for the Fedora 3 bittorrent...
Posted 02 October 2006 - 04:07 PM
Well, donch know it installed.
Is it usable? I can't tell. I had so much fun trying go get the proggie I forgot what I wanted to use it for. More research!
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