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Old 07-16-2005, 01:48 AM   #1
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Fedora 4 - Package Management problem


I used the Add/Remove Packages tool to install the Development Tools. It does the dependancy check and says "Packages Not Found".

The packages it wants are krb5-libs, rpm and libxml2. I've checked, and they're all installed. I even went so far as to attempt to reinstall them all, but the installer just says they're already installed.

So what do I do now? I want my perl and gcc!!!

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(I may be a Linux newb, but I ran Microware OS/9 (like a mini-Unix) for many years in the 80's and early 90's before I switched to ms-windows. Did tons of C and assembler programming back then, and a bunch of Perl in windoze, and I'd like to get started programming again.)
 
Old 07-16-2005, 02:53 AM   #2
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Development Tools

I have only done everything installs with Fedora. Clearly, you are installing the devel pkgs and it is looking for those 3 pkgs. My suggestion is that even though you have them installed, you will need to install 3 more and you should be ok to install the devel tools. Either add these using:

yum install rpm-devel libxml2-devel krb5-libs-devel

or you can find rpm-devel, libxml2-devel, and krb5-libs-devel on the install discs (this will take way longer).

Once installed retry installing the devel tools as you did before.

Good Luck.
 
Old 07-16-2005, 03:27 AM   #3
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Did the "yum install rpm-devel libxml2-devel krb5-libs-devel" thing, and that went fine. Then I tried to install the dev tools again and now it says Packages Not Found again, asking for rpm again.
 
Old 07-16-2005, 03:49 AM   #4
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Just to humor yourself, do:

yum install rpm rpm-devel

and post back the output.
 
Old 07-16-2005, 03:57 AM   #5
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You can use the --nodeps option with the rpm command.
 
Old 07-16-2005, 04:07 AM   #6
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> yum install rpm rpm-devel
> and post back the output.

Nothing to do
 
Old 07-16-2005, 08:44 AM   #7
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Originally posted by futz
> yum install rpm rpm-devel
> and post back the output.

Nothing to do
That message means the packages you are trying to install are already installed or non-existant in the rpm repositories. Anyway install packages using yum instead of system-config-packages. system-config-packages needs to be udated or removed from Fedora because its almost useless.

Last edited by reddazz; 07-17-2005 at 03:39 AM.
 
Old 08-02-2005, 06:14 AM   #8
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I had exactly the same problem. Reddazz isn't the first person i've heard call system-config-packages "useless".

Code:
yum groupinstall "Development Tools"
worked perfectly for me.
 
  


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