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    Where is Krita?

    Well, they did include K3B, right? Any way, the good thing is that I run Mandy on a multiboot laptop. So, I can run Krita from Fedora or PCLinuxOS (which by the way has finally released "The Big Update").
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    Where is Krita?

    Koffice is not found in the repos.
  3. rm42

    Where is Krita?

    I am trying to install Krita but I can't find it in the repos. The only thing I found was libkritargbf16hdr5-1.9.95.4-1mdv2009.0.i586, but I was unable to install it due to libkoodf.so.5 being missing. Does any one know how to get Krita installed?
  4. Greg, It is good to have you around. Without your encouragement I would have given up and the HPLIP maintainer may have ended up backporting the wrong version of the package. That would have been a shame. At least now we know, or at least I think we know, the version that we need. Thanks a lot.
  5. Greg, I appreciate your interest in helping me. I decided to give it a go. I installed all the listed dependencies and ran the command again. This time it finished with no errors and created a set of rpms at /usr/src/rpm/RPMS/i586. I then installed each of them by double clicking on them. They all installed fine and they now all appear under the list of packages under Software Management. However, for some strange reason the PPD for my printer does not seem to be included. Wen I run the HP Device Manager program and click on "Setup Device" > Network/Eternet/Wireless..., it does not find my printer. However, when I click on the "Find Manually" button an enter the IP address of the printer it does find it. and identifies the model correctly. Nevertheless, when clicking "Next", the correct model PPD file is not offered as a choice. The about box for the HP Device Manager lists the HPLIP Sofware version as 2.7.10 and the Device Manager itself as version 11.0. My guess is that I may need an even newer version of HPLIP. The one on PCLinuxOS is version 2.7.10-2 and it worked flawlessly. I will go ahead and report this on the bug report that is open for this issue. Oh, well, it was worth a shot. At least I learned how to do a little backporting. ;)
  6. Ha, that is funny. I'm in the wrong place! But, it is not that I am planning to switch from PCLinuxOS. It is just that on my laptop I have both, and Linux Mint. I like being able to use each of their strong points for different tasks and different scenarios. Being able to print to this printer is one example. On the other hand, I find that Mandriva has better wireless support that either of the other ones. And, Linux Mint, well, it is just so pretty. I guess I'll work my way over to the 'official' Mandriva forums. Thanks again for trying to help.
  7. Thanks guys. OK, I am not sure that I have the time to invest in this project. I mean, I would love to get into it and even become a contributor of sorts, but I just don't have the time. If one of you that are already set up for this kind of thing could provide a ready-built rpm it would be much appreciated. Otherwise, I will just have to keep using PCLinuxOS for printing until Mandriva catches up. :'(
  8. Hey Greg, thanks for your help so far. This is the output I got when running rpmbuild on that package: [root@localhost hplip_src]# rpmbuild --rebuild hplip-2.7.10-1mdv2008.1.src.rpm Installing hplip-2.7.10-1mdv2008.1.src.rpm warning: user mandrake does not exist - using root warning: group mandrake does not exist - using root warning: user mandrake does not exist - using root warning: group mandrake does not exist - using root warning: user mandrake does not exist - using root warning: group mandrake does not exist - using root warning: user mandrake does not exist - using root warning: group mandrake does not exist - using root warning: user mandrake does not exist - using root warning: group mandrake does not exist - using root warning: user mandrake does not exist - using root warning: group mandrake does not exist - using root warning: user mandrake does not exist - using root warning: group mandrake does not exist - using root warning: user mandrake does not exist - using root warning: group mandrake does not exist - using root warning: user mandrake does not exist - using root warning: group mandrake does not exist - using root warning: user mandrake does not exist - using root warning: group mandrake does not exist - using root warning: user mandrake does not exist - using root warning: group mandrake does not exist - using root warning: user mandrake does not exist - using root warning: group mandrake does not exist - using root error: Failed build dependencies: libsane-devel is needed by hplip-2.7.10-1mdv2008.0.src xsane is needed by hplip-2.7.10-1mdv2008.0.src python-devel is needed by hplip-2.7.10-1mdv2008.0.src PyQt >= 3.13-2mdk is needed by hplip-2.7.10-1mdv2008.0.src python-sip >= 4.1.1 is needed by hplip-2.7.10-1mdv2008.0.src net-snmp-devel is needed by hplip-2.7.10-1mdv2008.0.src libusb-devel >= 0.1.8 is needed by hplip-2.7.10-1mdv2008.0.src ImageMagick is needed by hplip-2.7.10-1mdv2008.0.src libcups-devel is needed by hplip-2.7.10-1mdv2008.0.src libjpeg-devel is needed by hplip-2.7.10-1mdv2008.0.src [root@localhost hplip_src]# What would be the best way of resolving this?
  9. I can't find the rpmbuild command. In the repos I only see rpmbuildupdate. Would that be able to do the trick?
  10. OK, first things first. How do I get to the rpm? Sorry, I am new to this. PS: Never mind. I got in through FileZilla.
  11. Ah, very interesting. I guess I can give that a try. Thanks.
  12. How does one go about requesting updates to packages? In particular HPLIP is only at version 2.7.7-8.1 in the current repos. I have just purchased an HP Photosmart C7280 All-in-One printer and apparently it requires HPLIP 2.7.9 or newer. I even tried adding the backports repo but don't see any updates. Fortunately PCLinuxOS has 2.7.10-2 in their repos, so I can get by for now. But, it would be nice to be able to use the printer from Mandriva as well. :D
  13. I guess I agree that, under the current unfortunate state of the law, it may be unwise for a distro to include it. On the other hand, I don't think the MPAA would be silly enough to sue a user for using it to watch a purchased DVD. If they did, they would provide an excellent case for amending or abolishing the DMCA as it currently stands. And they are not about to give us that chance.
  14. aRTee, Yes I did read it all the way through. It is very good all the way. I also particularly enjoyed the hardware recommendation section. The thing is that since your review covers so much ground one feels a little inhibited from commenting. But, here is one point that may trigger a bit more discussion. You implied that use of libdvdcss is illegal in certain places. From my understanding, at least in the USA, libdvdcss is not illegal in itself, but using libdvdcss to use DVD content in a manner that was not intended by the copy right holders is. In other words, if someone uses libdvdcss to enjoy watching DVDs not intended to be watch by users of your particular region, that would be illegal. If someone uses libdvdcss to make illegal copies of the content, that would be illegal. But, using libdvdcss simply to enjoy a DVD that you have purchased in your local store or that you have rented in your local video rental store, could not be construed as illegal in any way. Again, that is just my understanding, and I am certainly not a lawyer, thank goodness. :) If someone has conclusive evidence to the contrary I would be very interested in hearing about it.
  15. aRTee, Wow, what an excellent review! I just finished doing a little writeup myself and felt compelled to encourage my readers to read your review. You can see my writeup here: http://temporaryland.wordpress.com/2007/11...kpad-t61-part1/ I mention your review in the final thoughts of the follow up entry. Thanks for sharing your experience.
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