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Old 04-28-2006, 09:53 AM   #1
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Question Dependency Hell


If I try to install something via source code or rpm and it fails because of depenencies so the software get partially installed leaving behind useless files that don't work?
 
Old 04-28-2006, 10:08 AM   #2
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that's not a question.... what do you actaully want to know?
 
Old 04-28-2006, 10:14 AM   #3
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My question is...when an install fails are there files that are left behind.

Lets say I download a Net-SNMP RPM to my home directory and attempt to install it from there and it fails during the install.

Do any files get installed even though the install failed half way through?
 
Old 04-28-2006, 10:19 AM   #4
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no, absolutely not. the dependency checks are completed totally in advance to the file installations themselves.
 
Old 04-28-2006, 10:25 AM   #5
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Using a package manager such as apt, yum, urpmi, or yast to select and install the packages you want should address most dependancy issues automatically. using straight rpm, well you see how frustrating that can be..

Depending on what distro you are using you should have access to one of those tools I mentioned.
 
Old 04-28-2006, 10:29 AM   #6
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no, absolutely not. the dependency checks are completed totally in advance to the file installations themselves.
Thank you. That's exactly what I was trying to find out. I run a tight ship and I don't like stuff lying around.

I'm actually running CentOS 4.3 right now and I'm using Yum but I know there will be times that Yum doesn't have what I'm looking for.

Thanks again.
 
  


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