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Old 06-15-2003, 03:00 PM   #1
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packages not found rh8


I'm trying to use the redhat x windows package managing utility to update some packages, but when I click 'update' it begins checking for package dependencies, then errors in this way: Packages not found. The following packages could not be found on your system. Installation cannot continue until they are installed.
It lists about five packages which have nothing to do with the changes I've just made to the package list. I'm sure these packages are already installed, because I've since tried installing them separately, like openssl and openldap. How do I tell my system that these packages are already installed?
 
Old 06-15-2003, 03:14 PM   #2
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Try rebuilding the rpm database:
rpm --rebuilddb
 
Old 06-15-2003, 03:19 PM   #3
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Hi its your shadow again. Before doing the --rebuilddb command try deleting the current database:

rm -f /var/lib/rpm/__db*

then do the rebuilddb command as Mr. Ross said.
 
Old 06-15-2003, 03:31 PM   #4
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that didn't work.
 
Old 06-15-2003, 03:42 PM   #5
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Try running:
rpm -qa | grep PACKAGE

to see if the packages are definately installed.

Have you tried removing the package then installing it again?
 
Old 06-15-2003, 03:58 PM   #6
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they are most assuredly installed, and I can't remove openssl, among others, because about 30 other packages are dependent on it.
 
Old 06-15-2003, 04:00 PM   #7
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It sounds like something is deffinately screwed up then. Maybe you should try installing without dependancies.
 
Old 06-15-2003, 04:04 PM   #8
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is that risky? an rpm -e --nodeps package ? would it screw with the other packages dependent on, say, ssl?

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Old 06-15-2003, 04:07 PM   #9
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btw here is the full list of errors:
* depcheck: package openssl-devel needs openssl = 0.9.6b-29 (not provided)
* depcheck: package openldap-devel needs openldap = 2.0.25-1 (not provided)
* depcheck: package cyrus-sasl-devel needs cyrus-sasl = 2.1.7-2 (not provided)
* depcheck: package pam-devel needs pam = 0.75-40 (not provided)
* depcheck: package glibc-devel needs glibc = 2.2.93 (not provided)
* depcheck: package krb5-devel needs krb5-libs = 1.2.5-6 (not provided)
 
Old 06-15-2003, 04:11 PM   #10
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i think one problem may be that for a lot of those "needed" package with the equal sign next to the version I have a newer version of. and I'm not trying to install any of those particular -devel packages, which is the really strange thing.
 
Old 06-15-2003, 08:31 PM   #11
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alright, I figured it out--this package updater doesn't account for the packages I've updated, such as openssl, and it's trying to install the old openssl-devel package with the new openssl package. I just went to ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linu...8.0/en/os/i386 and got the new -devel packages for the six errors, and everything works now.
 
  


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