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Old 07-17-2009, 09:36 PM   #1
Shadowvar8541
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Question How do I update/download required dependencies?


Hello, I am wondering how to obtain the dependencies required by certain programs. The following list details the programs I've downloaded (using slapt-get) and the dependencies that are missing. I am running Backtrack 3 Beta on a Dell Inspirion 8200 laptop with 768 MB of RAM, 1.9 GHz Pentium 4 processor. I do have a small bit of Linux knowledge as I volunteer for a non-profit organization that donates computers to low-income families and we load these machines with Vector Linux 5.9.

The list of programs I already downloaded and used the --ignore-dep command to download them:

Program Required Dependencies

TORCS :: cxxlibs & glut

Tuxsaver :: acl

Ksudoku :: acl

Wesnoth :: bzip2

Stellarium :: cxxlibs & gcc-g++

Units :: glibc-solibs

Wifi-Radar :: Python

Wormux :: cxxlibs

Yes, I know I told slapt-get to ignore the dependency check but I would still like to know how to obtain those dependencies so that in the future I know how to work around the problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated, I have not found a solution yet by searching the web and that's how I came upon this site. Thank you in advance.

Last edited by Shadowvar8541; 07-17-2009 at 09:37 PM. Reason: Missing info
 
Old 07-18-2009, 02:11 PM   #2
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Why did you use the --ignore-dep parameter in the first place? Your post implies that you intend to continue doing this. Why?
 
Old 07-19-2009, 11:00 PM   #3
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I used the --ignore-dep parameter in the first place to see if I would still be able to obtain the programs. No, my post does not imply that I will continue to use it, if that were the case, why would I be asking on how to obtain the dependencies? Maybe using "work around" was a poor choice of words, but all I'm asking is how to obtain the dependencies so that I know how to do so in the future. I want to be able to run the programs and have them function properly WITH all the necessary dependencies.
 
Old 07-20-2009, 12:51 AM   #4
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gslapt, which is the gui for slapt-get, has a listing of dependencies for any package that is selected. When you select a package, you'll see at the bottom that there are three tabs: Common, Description, and Dependencies. Simply select a package, and choose the Dependencies tab, and you'll have your answer.

PS, Kudos to you for volunteering for the non-profit organisation that helps low income families. That's great.

Last edited by mark_alfred; 07-20-2009 at 01:15 AM. Reason: I cut out a lot of my meandering, and got to the point
 
Old 07-20-2009, 07:22 AM   #5
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You can ldd the binary and it will show you everything it's linked against. Then find out what package contains that library and install it.
 
Old 07-21-2009, 01:26 AM   #6
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Thanks.
 
  


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