[Mageia-discuss] how to install new software with old system

nicolas vigier boklm at mars-attacks.org
Wed Jun 15 11:06:02 CEST 2011

On Wed, 15 Jun 2011, e-letter wrote:

> Readers,
> I have only recently heard of mageia. I had problems with mandriva2010
> (lack of dvorak keyboard, wireless) and so reverted to version2008.
> Is it possible to install new mageia software with mandriva2008. For
> example, unable to play mp4/aac encoded radio streams using
> mplayer101rc1206. Is it possible to obtain an rpm file for a new
> version that will also install all the necessary extra files
> automatically?

No, installing only some packages from mageia on mandriva 2008 will
probably create some problems.

What you can do is install mageia, and report bugs if something is not
working, so that it can be fixed.

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