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Old 07-20-2005, 04:03 AM   #1
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older and newer version of a package at the same time

Hi all

i am trying to install oracle IDS on RHL AS 4 , while its just supported for
RHL AS 3 ,

the installer looking for an older versions of some packages while i AS 4
i have a newer versions ?

i dont want to downgrade the packages coz i dont know if this will affect the OS or not ?

so can i use the poth versions at the same time and how the installation and the programe after the installation will find the older versions ?

kindly give me a narrative details on how to do so coz i am very new in linux .

below are the names of the packages kindly advice .

Package gcc-3.2.3-20 is missing
>>> Package compat-gcc-7.3-2.96.122 is missing
>>> Package compat-gcc-c++-7.3-2.96.122 is missing
>>> Package compat-libstdc++-7.3-2.96.122 is missing
>>> Package compat-libstdc++-devel-7.3-2.96.122 is missing
>>> Package setarch-1.3-1 is missing
>>> Package gnome-libs- is missing
>>> Package libstdc++-3.2.3 is missing
>>> Package compat-libstdc++-devel-7.3-2.96.122 is missing
>>> Package compat-glibc-7.x- is missing

Old 07-29-2005, 11:05 PM   #2
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Distribution: windows xp home, windows 98, red hat 9, fedora core 3, redhat enterprise linux, win2000 pro/server
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those packages are pretty much dependent on one version of OS, so downgrading probably isnt an option
you may have to reinstall with RH As 3, or use centos if you dont want to shell out the money to redhat

but yea, your pretty much gonna have to reinstall because the gcc packages are pretty well intertwined in your OS and the apps installed on it


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