[linux-audio-user] Thanks for help with Mandrake packages

lazone lazone at pi.be
Sun Jul 25 12:34:21 EDT 2004


On Sat, Jul 24, 2004 at 10:20:29PM -0900, ejbjr wrote:
> Thanks for the help.  Apparently 'urpmi' is the real tool under 
> 'rpmdrake' (the avoid-the-evil-command-line Mandrake GUI for package 
> installation).  Boy, wouldn't it be nice if we had a search engine that 
> could take a description of what we want to do, and suggest a list of 
> possibly interesting manual pages, html links, PDF documents, etc.  I've 
> sometimes spent days with Yahoo/Google scanning thousands of irrelavent 
> pages to find the info I want.  I've gotten a lot more useful info about 
> linux in general on this mailing list by accident than I have 
> searching.  Unfortunately, I have limited time to deal with email lists.
> Maybe we need a search engine like Yahoo, which only finds linux-related 
> documentation pages (I know I'm dreaming).
> 

i'm new on this list so maybe this has been written already, but if you use
mandrake, urpmi is the install tool you need. go to
http://urpmi.org/easyurpmi/index.php where you can add additional
software sources for mandrake 9.x and 10 to your system (plf and contrib
repositories are very cool and a must have!). follow the
instructions on the page. I installed and cleared dependencies of a lot 
of interesting audio progs this way in less than 2 minutes ;)


also, interesting docs about mandrake and the use of it can be found at
http://mandrakeuser.org/docs/index.html and don't forget alt.os.mandrake ;) 

regards,
kmd 
  






> e. j. branagan
> The MUSE - Nashville, TN
> 


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