There is a new version of this tutorial available for Mandriva Linux 2010.1 (Spring).

The Perfect Desktop - Mandriva One 2009.0 With GNOME - Page 4

9 Installing Additional Software

Now that we have added additional repositories, a lot more packages are available in our package manager for installation, especially a big deal of our needed packages. To install them, go to Applications > Install & Remove Software:

The Software Management window opens. Please make sure that you select All in the two drop-down menus on the left to make sure that you can select from all packages that are available:

Browse the applications on the left (or even better, use the search field) and mark the following packages for installation (* is a wildcard; e.g. amarok* means all packages that start with amarok):

  • opera
  • filezilla
  • mozilla-thunderbird
  • amule
  • bittorrent-gui
  • vuze
  • googleearth
  • xchat
  • gnucash
  • scribus
  • amarok*
  • audacity
  • banshee*
  • mplayer*
  • mplayerplugin
  • gtkpod
  • xmms*
  • vlc*
  • mozilla-plugin-vlc
  • xine-*
  • libdvdcss2
  • win32-codecs
  • real-codecs
  • kompozer
  • bluefish
  • kdewebdev*
  • dvdrip
  • java-1.6.0-sun*
  • cabextract (needed by msttcorefonts)
  • kernel-source (needed by VMware Server)
  • kernel-desktop586-devel (needed by VMware Server)
  • xinetd (needed by VMware Server)
  • perl-devel (needed by VMware Server)
  • k3b
  • gcc
  • gcc-c++

Make sure you select the kernel-source and kernel-desktop586-devel packages that suit your installed kernel.

Also, sometimes there are multiple packages with the same name available. Select the package with the highest version string (this is not valid for the kernel-source and kernel-desktop586-devel packages - they must match your installed kernel!). It is also possible that the same package is available from mdv and plf. It shouldn't matter which one you pick in such a case.

If a package has a dependency, a window will pop up. Accept the dependencies by clicking on Ok:

After you've selected the required packages, click on Apply. A new window will open with all packages that are going to be installed. Confirm by clicking on Yes:

The packages are now being downloaded and installed:

Click on Ok if you see this message at the end of the installation:

After the installation, click on Quit to leave the Software Management window.


10 Inventory (II)

Now let's check again what we have so far by browsing the menus again (if you find that some applications are missing although you know that you've installed them, just log out of your current desktop session and log back in - the applications should then be listed in the menus):

Our inventory should now look like this:

[x] The GIMP
[x] F-Spot
[ ] Picasa

[x] Firefox
[x] Opera
[x] Flash Player
[x] FileZilla
[x] Thunderbird
[x] Evolution
[x] aMule
[x] Bittorrent
[x] Vuze/Azureus
[x] Pidgin
[ ] Skype
[x] Google Earth
[x] Xchat IRC

[x] OpenOffice Writer
[x] OpenOffice Calc
[ ] Adobe Reader
[x] GnuCash
[x] Scribus

Sound & Video:
[x] Amarok
[x] Audacity
[x] Banshee
[x] MPlayer
[x] Rhythmbox Music Player
[x] gtkPod
[x] XMMS
[x] dvd::rip
[x] Kino
[x] Sound Juicer CD Extractor
[x] VLC Media Player
[ ] Real Player
[x] Totem
[x] Xine
[x] Brasero
[x] K3B
[x] Multimedia-Codecs

[x] KompoZer (Nvu)
[x] Bluefish
[x] Quanta Plus

[ ] VMware Server
[ ] True Type fonts
[x] Java
[x] NTFS Read-/Write Support

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