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Old 10-08-2003, 02:22 PM   #1
scahrossar
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How to roll back to an old RPM source?


Well, I'm a litte bit stuck here. I have recently installed the latest xmms package(1.2.8-1-i386.rpm). But with this package installed I can't install the "xmms-mpg123-1.2.7-21.i386.rpm", which is needed to play mp3 songs. So, I have to roll back to/reinstall to the old xmms(to xmms-1.2.7-21.i386.rpm ). I have found this at redhat cd 2, but when i execute it in shell prompt(-u or -i) the RPM won't run because of 16 conflicts(-e) with xmms.1.2.8-1.i386.rpm.

It's my first day using redhat, so please help me!
 
Old 10-08-2003, 02:34 PM   #2
schelfht
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Hello there,

there are a couple of possibilities here :

1) You can go ahead and install the xmms-mpg123 without taking
the unmet dependencies into account (rpm --nodeps option see man rpm) ... this is not recommended
2) Uninstall the currently installed xmms package and install the required xmms package (rpm -e) ... then go ahead with the xmms-mpg123 ...
3) use apt-get for rpm (see http://apt-rpm.tuxfamily.org !!) ...
this (debian origin) tool greatly facilitates problems as you described ... apt-rpm installs packages WITH all the dependencies taken into account.

Hope this helps you a bit.

Timpie S.
 
  


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