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Old 04-01-2004, 10:58 PM   #1
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ok. Ive been through hell and back looking for some info, but find myself running in circles. Ive used linux before (a bit, not a whole lot) and installed rpm's before. (i am running redhat 8). Now i am trying to run a bittorrent program (doesnt have to be a GUI, but would like it). From what i have found, i need to download python and wxPython, and a bunch of other stuff. When i go to install the Python, its telling me there is other packages that need to be installed first. Does anyone know why? and where I can get these? I cannot install any of the parts needed for Bittorrent, because everytime I do, it is telling me i need something else. thanks.
 
Old 04-01-2004, 11:09 PM   #2
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That would be the case most of the time. It's what is called,
Package Dependencies.

That is A needs B to install, B needs C, and so on. It's actually not any problem and you can easil;y find the packages you are looking for. Most websites list the packages needed to actually install the software that you are downloading from them. So, better keep your eyes open
 
Old 04-02-2004, 01:10 AM   #3
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yeah, i noticed all that but the thing that gets to me is the fact that when it says it needs more installed, it is a pretty big list. would Ihave to go and search for all of that? im guessing its like a tree.... except i am starting on the very last leaf and i need to work my way up to get to the root. I mean, there was SO much i needed just to run the torrents ... but I have some free time next week so ill mess with it.
 
Old 04-02-2004, 01:27 AM   #4
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If it says u need all that, then sorry bud, but you gotta get it all.

It won't be such an uphill task once you get on with it.

Good luck
 
Old 04-02-2004, 02:58 AM   #5
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a quick fix would be to use apt4rpm and u could install bt along with it's dependencies at once
 
Old 04-02-2004, 09:28 AM   #6
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I had a similar problem installing bittorenet. I ended up just tracking down all of the dependencies, libraries, etc. in rpm form, and I then I installed the rpms starting with the libraries and working up to python so that I could install bit torrent.

I also use apt-rpm, but for some reason it could not find the python-base in the repository.
 
Old 04-02-2004, 01:10 PM   #7
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ok thanks all! im going to get started on it this weekend.
 
  


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