[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 ;) 


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

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