[NBLUG/talk] Server for sale - cheap!
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Fri Jan 21 19:27:21 PST 2005
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On Fri, 21 Jan 2005 13:53:31 -0800 (PST), Walter Hansen
<gandalf at sonic.net> wrote:
> Hmmm. Not exactly sure, but eveytime I need to install something it seems
> like I have to go chasing down a lot of libraries compared to normal
> (redhat) in mandrake. Hmmm. I guess there's not that much missing. Pico
> not bing there annoyed me and then trying to get it installed was like
> pulling teeth. I learned vi as it seemed to be easier than installing
> pico. vi isn't horrible, but it sure takes me back about 20 years (about
> as good as say wordstar or worse). I guess it could be worse, I started
> programming using edline as I remember. I found pico simple and good, but
> now I'm a better person for knowing vi.
> I think the thing I don't like about mandrake is the difficulty I
> encounter getting packages installed, but that's probably just me being
> lazy and not remembering some of the same difficulty with redhat. It just
> seems like this: want packageA, -> needs packageB, C, D, B needs D,E,F, C
> needs G,H, D needs I then H needs J,K,L and L needs the A. Hairpulling,
As Ross mentions; urpmi is your friend. Just "urpmi nano" as root and
you have it.
- From your KDE menu check out:
System -> Configuration -> Packaging
Will give you all the nice GUIs.
Also on that mirror: ftp://ftp.sonic.net/mirrors/mandrake/ you will
note that Sonic.net mirrors all the 10.1 install rpms (community
edition) including contrib and all the updates, so you can keep your
system up to date.
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