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gnorpm 0.6 released

James Henstridge writes:

I have just released gnorpm-0.6, which is a GUI frontend to the
RPM package management system. This version contains significant
new features over 0.5. Here is a list of some of the changes:

  • Nicer icons. There is a new default package icon done by
    Tigert. Also, the tree down the side now looks a little nicer (it
    also seems a bit more reliable).
  • Added drag and drop capabilities. Now you can drag RPMs from
    the file manager to the main gnorpm window and it will open an
    install dialog. You can also drag files to the install dialog,
    which will add them to its list.
  • Added rpmfind functionality. If you have ever used Daniel
    Veillard’s rpmfind program, you know how useful it is. If you
    haven’t, it helps you download and install RPMs off the internet,
    making sure that you get the dependent packages as well. Now you
    can do this from gnorpm. (if you don’t want this feature, you can
    compile without it by passing the –disable-rpmfind argument to
    configure)

If you had tried out one of the snapshots I put on my ftp site
between 0.5 and 0.6, the main changes are to the rpmfind code. Now
the search results are correct (I was chopping off the top of the
results list during the sort), and download and install part works
properly.

To compile this release, you will need gnome-libs, gnome-http
and gnome-xml. If your ISP only allows you to access FTP sites
through a proxy, you will need to apply a patch to gnome-http. It
is available at ftp://ftp.daa.com.au/pub/james/gnome/libghttp.patch
(I have sent this to Chris Blizzard, so it may be in a future
release of gnome-http).

You can get a copy of gnorpm at ftp://ftp.daa.com.au/pub/james/gnome/gnorpm-0.6.tar.gz
(sorry no RPMs yet). If you like pictures, a screenshot is
available at http://www.daa.com.au/~james/gnome/gnorpm-0.6.gif

One last note — if your ISP blocks HTTP access except through a
proxy, you may run into problems when you first run gnorpm. It may
be a good idea to create a file ~/.gnome/gnorpm that contains the
following lines: [rpmfind]
http-proxy=http://your.proxy.name:proxy-port/

After that, you should be able to set other options from the
preferences dialog.

If you find bugs, please tell me.

James Henstridge.


Email: [email protected]
WWW: http://www.daa.com.au/~james/