Inevitably, the first question the young people receiving computers through the Reno Cigar Lions Computers for Kids Program ask is: "Can we use iTunes and the ITunes Store with Vector Linux?"
We explain why iTunes won't work on Linux in general but don't really have a good alternative to offer. Many end up installing Limewire from Linux Packages but that is not, IMHO, the same.
We can point them to the Amazon.com mp3 store but they can't purchase whole albums because the Amazon mp3 Downloader is only available in RPM and DEB packages. I tried installing the RPM using MC but it did not work at all.
I found clamz which requires the libraries libgcrypt, libcurl, and libexpat. Only libgcrypt is in the Vector Repositories and I am afraid that we will lose their attention if we try to pull them into the command line too much during our 2 hour training session. In any event, clamz is a command line tool.
Has anyone had any luck installing either the Amazon Downloader RPM or DEB packages?
Is there another resource we can incorporate into our installations so that we can point the young people to legitimate sources to purchase mp3's?
Thank you in advance for your assistance.