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Old 06-26-2009, 05:43 PM   #1
learon
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Can't install pidgin on RHEL 5


Hello,

i cant install Pidgin on RHEL 5 via yum. I have downloaded the .repo file and copied it into /etc/yum.repos.d/

When I run "yum install pidgin" this is output I get.
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libpurple-2.5.7-0.el5.i386 from pidgin has depsolving problems
  --> Missing Dependency: cyrus-sasl-md5 is needed by package libpurple-2.5.7-0.el5.i386 (pidgin)
pidgin-2.5.7-0.el5.i386 from pidgin has depsolving problems
  --> Missing Dependency: libgtkspell.so.0 is needed by package pidgin-2.5.7-0.el5.i386 (pidgin)
Error: Missing Dependency: cyrus-sasl-md5 is needed by package libpurple-2.5.7-0.el5.i386 (pidgin)
Error: Missing Dependency: libgtkspell.so.0 is needed by package pidgin-2.5.7-0.el5.i386 (pidgin)]
I have found some packets like cyrus-sasl-md5.rpm and gtkspell for Fedora, but they also have some dependencies. Every packet I download has new dependencie. I'm going in circles here.

Help badly needed. Thx.
 
Old 06-26-2009, 05:51 PM   #2
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Do you have a supported version of RHEL? pidgin and its dependencies should all be available in the base and update repos.

What repo did you download?
 
Old 06-26-2009, 05:55 PM   #3
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Do you have a supported version of RHEL? pidgin and its dependencies should all be available in the base and update repos.

What repo did you download?
Unfortunately, i dont have supported version.

This is repo i've downloaded:

http://www.pidgin.im/download/centos_rhel/
 
Old 06-26-2009, 06:16 PM   #4
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I'd suggest you convert it to CentOS then.

Any real reason why you couldn't? You'll find instructions on this site somewhere if you search for them.
 
Old 06-27-2009, 01:28 AM   #5
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I'd suggest you convert it to CentOS then.

Any real reason why you couldn't? You'll find instructions on this site somewhere if you search for them.
I'm running RHEL in VMware. I'll create new VM with CentOS. Thanks for suggestion.
 
Old 06-27-2009, 04:51 AM   #6
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That's why i use Debian. apt-get is great package manager so i don't waste time resolving dependencies.
Could you give me any reason to use RedHat or Fedora?
 
Old 06-27-2009, 05:46 AM   #7
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That's why i use Debian. apt-get is great package manager so i don't waste time resolving dependencies.
Could you give me any reason to use RedHat or Fedora?
What exactly does your post add to the thread?

The issue for the OP was that he has an unsupported version of RH, so the standard procedure of yum install can't resolve dependencies.

If you want to be a total Debian zealot, go somewhere else.
 
Old 06-27-2009, 11:12 AM   #8
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You are using one distro, trying to use a repo from another, and you are blaming the package manager?
 
  


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