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Old 06-05-2008
is unix really such a nightmare... or is it me?

i rue the day that my server manager and i parted company... the start of a long journey.... Smilie

sometimes i find myself daydreaming about the days when i could say... "this dont work, can u fix it?".... and 2 mins later it worked! i have a new way of "cursing" at ppls.... i just say "failed dependencies!"..... though very few actually get it... or understand the severity of the implied insult!

by starting this thread i hope to inspire any budding writers who are struggling to find subject matter... i will even give it a title.... "installing a new package on server".... or perhaps it would be better to be more specific... "installing ImageMagick on server"...
"budding writers" will soon find that "subject matter" will never be a problem again.... conversely, they will "struggle" to limit output to 50,000 words!

please feel free to laugh at this thread.... it is intended to be lighthearted, and hopefully bring some entertainment to all u smug, all-knowing unix gurus, but at the same time be useful to unix-dummies (like me), and answer some questions that maybe some ppls are scared to ask....

so here i am, poised at pc.... logged in as "root" (god forbid!), waiting for 1st reply....
the aim: to install a working "ImageMagick" package on linux server.

(i've been at this for about 2 months... without success Smilie .... i have to admit... which mean i've visited a lot of places, and learnt a lot of stuff, however, for the purpose of this exercise i prefer to start at the beginning Smilie)....
# 2  
Old 06-05-2008
seeing as we are starting from the beginning, why ImageMagick?
# 3  
Old 06-05-2008
by the way, this bothers me:

Code:
rpm -Uvh ImageMagick-6.4.1-5.i386.rpm

still can't get it to work?
# 4  
Old 06-05-2008
Depending on distro you will almost certainly have a dependency resolving package manager.

Code:
yum install ImageMagick

Code:
apt-get install ImageMagick

Code:
yast

# 5  
Old 06-05-2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by pupp
by the way, this bothers me:

Code:
rpm -Uvh ImageMagick-6.4.1-5.i386.rpm

still can't get it to work?
this bothers u????
ok... as this really is intended as an exercise for "dummies"... i'm going to ask some dummy questions... Smilie
question No1: if i execute this rpm command do i need to be any particular directory.... or does rpm default to a lib install directory, depending on server setup? for example /usr/lib or /usr/local/lib etc....

(reason for ImageMagick is one of domain owners needs it for some cgi scripts he running. i operate a "not for profit" service for some domain owners)
# 6  
Old 06-05-2008
hmmm now i have a problem.... which i didnt think about Smilie how do i decide which contribution do i act on???
i certainly dont want to upset anybody!! but u can see a dilemma materializing! Smilie
Quote:
Originally Posted by reborg
Depending on distro you will almost certainly have a dependency resolving package manager.

Code:
yum install ImageMagick

Code:
apt-get install ImageMagick

Code:
yast

# 7  
Old 06-05-2008
How about you tell us what OS distribution you are using, it's pretty hard to help otherwise.

Linux is a kernel not an OS, so syaing it's Linux does not give enough information to give an answer.
 
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