Thanks for the many suggestions. Gives me some things to try this week.
This morning, I was having trouble trying to get an installation of Timemachine to work (Fedora 22). I found and downloaded the .rpm file, and tried several times to install it using the Software tool in Fedora. Appears to get about 3/4 of the way, and ends with the message 'Sorry, this did not work'.
I tried it from the Terminal. The .rpm file resides in my Downloads directory, so I changed to it and typed:
rpm -Uhv timemachine
I pressed the TAB key and let it complete the whole filename:
rpm -Uhv timemachine-0.3.3-1-mdv2011.0.i586.rpm
Got the following:
warning: timemachine-0.3.3-1-mdv2011.0.i586.rpm: Header V3 DSA/SHA1 Signature, key ID 78d019f5: NOKEY
error: Failed dependencies:
libatk-1.0.so.0 is needed by timemachine-0.3.3-1.i586
libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0 is needed by timemachine-0.3.3-1.i586
libgdk_pixbuf-2.0.so.0 is needed by timemachine-0.3.3-1.i586
libglib-2.0.so.0 is needed by timemachine-0.3.3-1.i586
libgobject-2.0.so.0 is needed by timemachine-0.3.3-1.i586
libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0 is needed by timemachine-0.3.3-1.i586
libjack.so.0 is needed by timemachine-0.3.3-1.i586
liblash.so.1 is needed by timemachine-0.3.3-1.i586
libpango-1.0.so.0 is needed by timemachine-0.3.3-1.i586
libsndfile.so.1 is needed by timemachine-0.3.3-1.i586
Had to leave for Church and couldn't attempt anything else. This evening I tried a different approach. I entered the command:
dnf install timemachine-0.3.3-1-mdv2011.0.i586.rpm
It almost completed the installation, and then halted with the following error:
Error: Transaction check error:
file /usr/share/doc/lash/lash-manual/lash-manual.html from install of lash-0.5.4-22.fc22.i686 conflicts with file from package lash-0.5.4-22.fc22.x86_64
As i stated in another post, I am very new to Linux, and Fedora was my choice from several years ago. I am like most of the sheep of the world, institutionalized by Windows, having never tried another OS. Fedora 11 was my first Linux experiment, as it came on disk with a rather large book. A couple times I tried later releases, but never any farther than just looking.
Over the last two months of the year ('15), I had lots of time off and most of the amplifier projects that I wanted to accomplish for the year, completed. So, I loaded Fedora 22 on a dedicated hard drive and dived in. I now have three of my machines running Fedora, one with release 23. I have to depend on Internet searches to accomplish most of what I've done. That's how I came to know how to install apps from within Terminal, that won't do so from the Software app. 9 times out of 10, they install just fine from the Terminal app. This is one of those times that an installation won't complete. I haven't a clue as to the issue.
So, Timemachine is on hold for now. I haven't given up. I still have the other suggestions to try out. Just have to do a bit more head scratching. I'll continue to post my results as I go. Have a good one. Jack