On Mon, 2003-01-20 at 17:04, Dodin Jean-Daniel wrote:
> I use a Mandrake 9.0 and had quite hard day installing audacity.
I'll tell you why.
> in fact I had problems trying to install it cleanly. bruteforce gave good
> result when I finally used it.
Don't use brute force. It rarely works. ;-)
> the audacity home page said "key urpmi audacity". This doesn't work. I tried
> it at a moment (and had quite a hard work making urpmi work) but with no
Urpmi is THE most amazing tool in linux. It is not hard to use. Did
you read the man-page?
> audacity is _not_ in the mandrake 9.0 repository (even contrib), but in cooker
> (9.1) one.
Yes it is in Mandrake 9.0. It's called 'hackaudacity' because we had to
screw with it to make it compile. I admit, whoever packaged it should
have coded the rpm to install with 'hackaudacity' or 'audacity'.
Do not - ever - install cooker RPMs on another version of Mandrake. It
makes no sense, and it breaks your system. That is not the way RPMs
> so dependencies where not correctly given and urpmi (or by this respect the
> grafic interface) gave up with an error message. In fact I found no way to
> give the --nodep or --force flag to urpmi and the library conflicted.
# urpmi hackaudacity
and everything will be taken care of for you... dependencies and
everything. Forcing is not the right solution.
> so no clean install, may be I could compile it? no luck.
That's why we packaged it for you as an rpm.
Austin Acton Hon.B.Sc.
Synthetic Organic Chemist, Teaching Assistant
Department of Chemistry, York University, Toronto
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