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Old 11-15-2007, 12:25 AM   #1
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apt-get for SuSE fails


Folks,

I am trying to install apt-get for SuSE 9.3 It fails with the following dependencies. Cannot figure out how to resove this. Also, other then apt-get, what other way can I install a package which seems to have several dependencies. Please advice.

http://susewiki.org/index.php?title=Install-apt4suse

warning: /tmp/apt-0.5.15cnc7-0.suse093.rb0.i586.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 8c9b4b0d
error: Failed dependencies:
libreadline.so.5 is needed by apt-0.5.15cnc7-0.suse093.rb0
package apt-libs is not installed
Package apt-libs is not installed


I just cannot find any way of installing the libreadline.so.5. I did try to install "readline-5.0-7.2.i586.rpm" , but that has more dependencies in
sles1vm:~ # rpm -Uvh readline-5.0-7.2.i586.rpm
error: Failed dependencies:
libhistory.so.4 is needed by (installed) libxml2-2.6.7-28.7
libhistory.so.4 is needed by (installed) bash-2.05b-305.9
libreadline.so.4 is needed by (installed) bc-1.06-744.1
libreadline.so.4 is needed by (installed) guile-1.6.4-124.1
 
Old 11-15-2007, 12:32 AM   #2
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Part of your problems may be due to using such an old distro. When I really have a problem resolving dependencies, I'll go to http://rpm.pbone.net and filter the search for the distro I have. The dependencies are also listed and they are links to the source. If you have java enabled on your browser, you can have it look at your system and highlight (link) just the dependencies that you need.
 
Old 11-15-2007, 02:51 AM   #3
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Hi,

you try this command

yum groupinstall package name
 
Old 11-15-2007, 10:37 AM   #4
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apt-get for SuSE fails

jschiwal, I did look at rpm.phone.net and other sites, filtered and got the more dependencies (as in my 1st post). I agree its a little older distro my my entire company runs on this and will take a while to migrate. There must be way to install this on SuSE 9.3

vjn, How do I install yum on my SuSE. I cannot find the package on the CD and cannot find it via YAST. "rpm -qa |grep yum " returns empty.
I tried to look for yum pakage for my distro, not much luck.

Thanks guys, I am going to dig deeper, but if any pointers are greatly appreciated.

Thanks
 
Old 11-16-2007, 12:58 AM   #5
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Hi,

you can get yum package from rpm.pbone.net or rpmfind.net
 
Old 11-16-2007, 08:50 AM   #6
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I'm afraid you are experiencing the good old dependancy hell that is a feature of rpm distros and the reason I myself ditched Suse.

When you do migrate, do yourself a favour and migrate to the distro that invented Apt, namely Debian, and despair no more!
 
Old 11-23-2007, 01:38 PM   #7
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Guys,

the best thing I did is move to SuSE 10 and then installed Smart.

Smart is the best thing that happened to package management. Say goodbye to dependencies hell. It is as simple as

"smart install PackageName" and you are DONE !!! hahahaha.

http://susewiki.org/index.php?title=...stalling_smart


Thanks
 
  


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