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As the title says, heres a screen shot


Downloading (what a slow server! Torrent? Yes please!)



Install?



Fail.



I don't know enough about Fedora to know how to make this work. It does the same thing with any rpm I download.
Is there some sort of reposititory GUI for Fedora? (Like Ubuntu's maybe?) Sure would make this process easier.
Edited by StupidMonkey - 6/18/11 at 3:01pm
    
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I see you are downloading Teamviewer. I love the software. But you can use it for free if its not for corporation use? I dont get why you are trying to Torrent it?
    
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I see you are downloading Teamviewer. I love the software. But you can use it for free if its not for corporation use? I dont get why you are trying to Torrent it?
TeamViewer is free for personal, non-commercial use. I'm not trying to torrent anything... I just want the RPM to install... and its not. I just used TeamViewer as an example of what is happening. Maybe I should have used the Skype.rpm so it would be less distracting.

This Fedora OS is really nice, and everything I have runs better on it no matter what DE I choose. I really like it so far, but my lack of understanding of how to use it, and the lack of instruction of how to use it is a bit frustrating.

Help on understanding what is happening on my original post would be greatly appreciated.



What directory should this be in? Maybe thats the problem.
Edited by StupidMonkey - 6/18/11 at 2:39pm
    
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success! my own advice works

[pete@localhost home]$ cd /home/pete/Downloads
[pete@localhost Downloads]$ rpm -i skype-2.2.0.35-fedora.i586.rpm
error: can't create transaction lock on /var/lib/rpm/.rpm.lock (Permission denied)
[pete@localhost Downloads]$ su root
Password:
[root@localhost Downloads]# rpm -i skype-2.2.0.35-fedora.i586.rpm
[root@localhost Downloads]#

Run Skype now works! YEAY!
    
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Yes, you have two options when running commands on files. Either manually navigate to the directory, or include the full filepath in your command.

cd ~/Downloads/foo.rpm
rpm -ivh foo.rpm

rpm -ivh /home/pete/Downloads/foo.rpm

Glad you're learning your way around things.
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Yes, you have two options when running commands on files. Either manually navigate to the directory, or include the full filepath in your command.

cd ~/Downloads/foo.rpm
rpm -ivh foo.rpm

rpm -ivh /home/pete/Downloads/foo.rpm

Glad you're learning your way around things.
Thanks! I usually prefer terminal over GUI for installing things. So far I'm figuring out where the differences are between the .deb installs of my past and .rpm of my present. It's really not that different once you get the main commands down. It would be nice if there was some sort of listing or repository in which I could see all the programs available already in .rpm format. I'm not confident enough with dependencies to try tarballs yet. For example, I want to get the old OpenOffice.org but I can't find it or even Libreoffice as any readable command in terminal. If there was a listing or a repo I'm sure I could find it. So far its the 1 and only advantage I see Ubuntu based OSs have over Fedora/RHEL. Fedora is owning hardcore... for example, I get better frame rates on HD video with the same program, and Fedora 15 with KDE 4's DE runs faster and smoother on this computer than Ubuntu with GNOME 3. I was really impressed during the install process when Fedora removed all packages not needed or used by my system. Thats a HUGE step past what Ubuntu does. I could go on, but in the end I'm really loving Fedora.
    
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