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i am new for working with Linux
and i am trying just for testing my knowlage
to install an rpm package but i cant
i tried typing,
rpm -ihv python-game-1.6-0.1.fc2.dag.i386.rpm
and rpm -i python-game-1.6-0.1.fc2.dag.i386.rpm
in both i get that error :
warning: python-game-1.6-0.1.fc2.dag.i386.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 6b8d79e6
error: Failed dependencies:
libSDL_image-1.2.so.0 is needed by python-game-1.6-0.1.fc2.dag.i386
libSDL_mixer-1.2.so.0 is needed by python-game-1.6-0.1.fc2.dag.i386
libSDL_ttf-2.0.so.0 is needed by python-game-1.6-0.1.fc2.dag.i386
libsmpeg-0.4.so.0 is needed by python-game-1.6-0.1.fc2.dag.i386
If you do not want to install it using YUM then all you can do is download all the other dependency packages and install them before your needed package. This is the only other way to escape dependencies.
Another work around is to use --nodeps option with rpm to exclude dependency checking and install directly.
But you better know what you need and what you are doing while using this option. This option can install packages without making them usable.
If you do not want to install it using YUM then all you can do is download all the other dependency packages and install them before your needed package.
...always being aware, of course, that the rpms that you install as dependencies can, in turn, be dependant on other rpms. And, if you have been paying attention so far, you will realise that those rpms can have other dependencies.
If this happens, it can quickly persuade you that the suggestion about using yum was a good one.
Agreed with Chris, and thanks for that. I missed OP was using such an old distribution. I definitely think there is going to be a chain reaction of dependencies for binaries might not just be available for all the packages that are needed.