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Old 06-28-2005, 01:29 PM   #1
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how to downgrade a package for a dependency


im trying to install various different packages and im coming up with missing dependencies. im using fc4 and am very new to linux. when i search for the package that i need it says that i have it installed but it is a newer version. how do i downgrade and install the older version so that i can install these other programs?
 
Old 06-28-2005, 02:25 PM   #2
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Hello and Welcome to LQ!

you should be able to install the older version of the software- but are you sure that it is a dependency problem, most things are backwards compatible.

what are you trying to install?

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Old 06-28-2005, 08:34 PM   #3
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You can use

Code:
rpm -i --nodeps package.rpm
But this is a very bad idea if you don't know what you're doing. What package are you trying to install?

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Old 06-29-2005, 09:55 AM   #4
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use yum .........
 
Old 06-29-2005, 11:52 AM   #5
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one of the packages that im trying to install is streamtuner. but ive tried to install other packages and have run ito the same problem. with streamtuner the dependencies are libcrypto.so.2, libcurl.so.2, and libssl.so.2 i have these installed on my computer but they are all .so.4 and it wont install streamtuner without .so.2 or at least i done know how.
 
Old 06-29-2005, 07:48 PM   #6
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Are you trying to install an older version of streamtuner than came with your system?

I think you need to add Dag Wieer's FC4 repository to your yum sources and then you will be able to install a version of streamtuner that has been properly packaged for your system.

Add the following to your /etc/yum.conf file:

Code:
[dag] name=Dag RPM Repository for Fedora Core baseurl=http://apt.sw.be/fedora/$releasever/en/$basearch/dag gpgcheck=1 enabled=1
then:

Code:
yum install streamtuner
For more info see:
http://dag.wieers.com/home-made/apt/
 
Old 06-30-2005, 10:10 AM   #7
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im very new to linux and i dont know what my /etc/yum.conf file is. i tried to copy and paste the first code there and it said unknown command. once again im very new to linux please explain what u are talking about.i have tried using "yum install streamtuner" and it tells me nothing to do. so that does not work
 
Old 06-30-2005, 11:31 AM   #8
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a file that has .conf at the end of it is a configuration file. These are text files that you can edit to get something working. the yum.conf is a file that is located in the /etc directory, you can edit it using your favourite editor - I like jed, but you can replace jed with emacs, vi, vim, pico etc- whatever you have and like.
Code:
# jed  /etc/yum.conf
and then follow tkedwards' first step- which means type (or copy) that text into the yum.conf file, then save, exit and follow his second step.

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