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Old 12-04-2004, 02:02 AM   #1
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Package Errors After Updating?


I used Up2Date to update everything on my FC3 system last night and when I tried to install a package using Systtem Settings -> Add/Remove Applications, I get errors about how certain packages are missing and it can't install the packages I selected until I install the missing ones. When it lists the "missing" packages, it has the name and version of the required packages. I kind of get the impression that maybe the "missing" packages are missing because they were replaced with newer versions when I updated the system. Has anyone else had any similar experiences?

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Old 12-04-2004, 11:05 AM   #2
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"I kind of get the impression that maybe the "missing" packages are missing because they were replaced with newer versions when I updated the system."

You can get a complete listing of every package in your system with:

rpm -qa | sort | less

Then you can check the "missing" packages against your list to see if the problem is incompatible version numbers.

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Old 12-04-2004, 02:17 PM   #3
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Then you can check the "missing" packages against your list to see if the problem is incompatible version numbers.
I just figured that the new package versions would be backwards compatible. Assuming that a package I wanted to install wasn't compatible with the new, updated package that it depends on, how would I install it?
 
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"I just figured that the new package versions would be backwards compatible. Assuming that a package I wanted to install wasn't compatible with the new, updated package that it depends on, how would I install it?"

You can install the problem package with rpm using the --nodeps option, something like:

rpm --nodeps -i /pathname/packagename.x.i586.rpm

This will install the package but whether the program will work correctly is another question. You could try --nodeps and see if the package will in fact run with later versions of its dependencies packages.

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