howto for Mandriva Beginners


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In this fast tutorial we will try to explain to Mandriva beginners users how to install softwares in Mandriva

2009 using command urpmi ,(adobe reader 8,azureus,java sun runtime envirment,VLC and plugins ….)

Installing adobe reader 8.1.3 in Mandriva2009 :

Is simple to install adobe reader 8 in your mandriva ,

First download the rpm package from the link :

Second : after download is finished make doble click on the rpm package and will be installed.

Is easyyy !!

To install Azureus , type on the terminal :

urpmi vuze

and azureus will be installed

To install java sun runtime envirement ,type the command :

urpmi java

output :

[root@localhost ~]# urpmi java

In order to satisfy the ‘cacao|java-1.6.0-openjdk|java-1.5.0-gcj|java-1.6.0-sun|java-1.5.0-sun|java-1.6.0-sun|java-1.6.0-openjdk|jamvm|kaffe|jamvm|kaffe|java-1.5.0-gcj|java-1.6.0-sun|java-1.6.0-sun|cacao|java-1.5.0-sun’ dependency, one of the following packages is needed:

1- kaffe-1.1.8-1mdv2008.1.i586: Free virtual machine for running Java(TM) code (to install)

2- java-1.6.0-sun- Java Runtime Environment for java-1.6.0-sun (to install)

3- java-1.6.0-openjdk- OpenJDK Runtime Environment (to install)

4- java-1.5.0-gcj- JPackage runtime scripts for GCJ (to install)

5- jamvm-1.5.1-2mdv2009.0.i586: Java Virtual Machine which conforms to the JVM specification version 2 (to install)

6- cacao-0.99.3-1mdv2009.0.i586: JIT compiler for Java (to install)

What is your choice? (1-6)

then choose number 2 is java runtime Environment and is done.

Install vlc , mozilla-plugin-vlc in Mandriva 2009 :

[root@localhost ~]# urpmi vlc mozilla-plugin-vlc

To satisfy dependencies, the following packages are going to be installed:

Package Version Release Arch

(medium “Contrib”)

libmatroska0 0.8.1 2mdv2009.0 i586

libvlc2 0.9.3 2mdv2009.0 i586

vlc-plugin-ogg 0.9.3 2mdv2009.0 i586 (suggested)

vlc-plugin-pulse 0.9.3 2mdv2009.0 i586 (suggested)

(medium “Main (Official2009.0-1)”)

fonts-ttf-bitstream-vera 1.10 7mdv2009.0 noarch

libcddb2 1.3.0 1mdv2009.0 i586

libmpeg2dec0 0.5.1 1mdv2009.0 i586

(medium “Contrib (Official2009.0-9)”)

libdvbpsi5 0.1.6 3mdv2009.0 i586

libebml0 0.7.8 3mdv2009.0 i586

libvlccore0 0.9.3 2mdv2009.0 i586

mozilla-plugin-vlc 0.9.3 2mdv2009.0 i586

vlc 0.9.3 2mdv2009.0 i586

vlc-plugin-a52 0.9.3 2mdv2009.0 i586 (suggested)

20MB of additional disk space will be used.

5.5MB of packages will be retrieved.

Proceed with the installation of the 13 packages? (Y/n)


type Y and the packages will be installed.

You see !    Everything is easy with Mandriva 2009


To install amsn type in the terminal :

urpmi amsn

and is done

If you need to install more things please post what you want to install on the forum section Mandriva