i have been wondering this problem for quite a while now. many installer scripts complain about failed dependencies to packages i have installed with my distro (mdk10.0). i give an example:
$ rpm --install xmms-flac-1.1.0-0.fdr.16.rh80.i386.rpm
warning: xmms-flac-1.1.0-0.fdr.16.rh80.i386.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 8df56d05
error: Failed dependencies:
xmms >= 1:1.2.7 is needed by xmms-flac-1.1.0-0.fdr.16.rh80
libid3-3.8.so.3 is needed by xmms-flac-1.1.0-0.fdr.16.rh80
$ xmms --version
$ locate libid3-3
checking for XMMS - version >= 1.0.0... no
*** The xmms-config script installed by XMMS could not be found.
*** If XMMS was installed in PREFIX, make sure PREFIX/bin is in
*** your path, or set the XMMS_CONFIG environment variable to the
*** full path to xmms-config.
configure: error: *** XMMS >= 1.0.0 not installed - please install first ***
i have this problem with several packages, not just xmms. is there a simple universal cure for this?