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upgrading lixux

I installed Linux mandrake 10.1 from the free online 3 cd images.

I now received from a friend the DVD mandrake 10.1 powerpack edition.

I spent one week to try to install ADSL BT with speedtouch and filanny I am able to connect to Internet.

My question is: If I install the DVD do I have to setup the connection again. In this case it will be a nightmare again as I forget how I managed to do it !!

Basically I am interested to install Kdevelop. I tried to do downloading the package, but I get strange messages when i try to install it and I did not find an RPM package for mandrake. On top of that I never installed RPM before.
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brilloxAuthor Commented:
sorry for my English.. I am italian
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rindiCommented:
Most settings on a Linux system are stored in your /etc Folder, so you could just save that folder (or the files inside. Then you would have the installation ready if you need to restore one of your settings later. Most of these files in the /etc folder, by the way, are normal textfiles and easily editable.
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brilloxAuthor Commented:
Hi...

I managed to upgrade linux ( no needs to do nothing as the previous settigs where left the same).

The problem now is that when I try to install kdevelop, the insatllion stop at one point claiming that need emacs 21.3.15 or something like this...

I downloaded the latest version of emacs (tar file) and installed, but no changes... kdevelop does not want to install... any solution??
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David PiniellaCommented:
run
rpm -i <package name of the RPM>
to install it

note that you may already have it installed, in which case you'll want to upgrade it instead of installing it:
rpm -U mandrake-emacs.rpm (file name will be different)
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brilloxAuthor Commented:
soeey if this is a stupid question, but the emac file is .tar

Can I still run rpm......  ?
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David PiniellaCommented:
no...if it's a .tar then it could be source code, or if it's .tar.gz it could be compressed or a package in another format (I believe slackware uses .tar.gz as packages). You would have to un-tar it (tar -x) and install or compile it. It may be faster to find a Mandrake RPM to install.
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rindiCommented:
You should find an emacs rpm on your distribution CD of mandrake, or if it is an older version number (should be deductable from the filename), look on the mandrake download site for a newer emacs rpm.

Emacs is usually included in the distro's, and it is easier to install those versions, as they are built for your system.
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David PiniellaCommented:
also, installing frmo source -- aside from being more complex -- will not register the package with the mandrake package database, so you may still have problem installing your other application(s).
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brilloxAuthor Commented:
thanks to everyone for the quick qnswers.. I will go on mandrake web and try to find this emac stuff.. however if any of you already know the link for an rpm version, I will be very happy.

Another doubt...

I installed  some software (ftpprod) from the mandrake CD using the installing software facility but I can see any added program in the menu and neither the file of this software.

When mandrake install software from the cd, in which directory install it?
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David PiniellaCommented:
check in /usr/local or /opt, but if it's part of the standard distribution it could just be in /bin or /sbin
I would first check that you don't have it instlaled:
rpm -q emacs
and then load the cd (mount it to /cdrom if mandrake doesn't do it automatically) and try to find the RPM file in there. (find /cdrom | grep "emacs")
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brilloxAuthor Commented:
Thanks again..

I now see all the emacs into the cd rom ( I foinded from system/configuration/configure computer and then software management installing packages...) but now the package installation is freeze...
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brilloxAuthor Commented:
I gived up....
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