Originally Posted by abhra
i'm kinda new to the linux world. I'm running red hat linux 5.3 in my machine . whenever i try to install a rpm it crashes out by saying that it is unable to resolve dependencies.what should i do??
for example, i m trying to install this rpm-
"vlc-2.1.2-2.fr21.i686.rpm" and some of the the errors it lists is as follows:-
Missing dependency:libxcb-render.so.0 is needed by the package vlc-2.1.2-2.fr21.i686(/media/abhra/vlc-2.1.2-2.fr21.i686.rpm)
Missing dependency:liblibprojectM.so.2.0.1 is needed byvlc-2.1.2-2.fr21.i686(/media/abhra/vlc-2.1.2-2.fr21.i686.rpm
and many more missing dependencies are listed....
Those messages aren't anything that's "crashes out"...those are warning/error messages. The program is NOT CRASHING, but behaving EXACTLY like it should when you're telling it to do what you're attempting to do.
And one thing you need to know about Linux, is that you REALLY shouldn't install things using the RPM command. There are package management utilities that resolve dependencies automatically. For Red Hat, that's "yum", as in "yum install <package name>". Debian/Ubuntu use apt-get. But since you're using RHEL 5.3, those commands won't work...mainly because RHEL5.3 is NOT SUPPORTED
any longer, so even if you DID pay for support (which I doubt), you wouldn't be able to get it any longer.
Unless you have a genuine NEED for RHEL, you should NOT use it. RHEL is a server-class distro, made for SERVERS...so things like sound, wifi, bluetooth, graphics, etc., may work. Or, may NOT work without a good deal of effort (if at ALL). Devices like that typically aren't found on servers. Use a consumer-grade distro like Mint or Fedora instead. Fedora will let you learn Red Hat based systems as well as RHEL, but is FREE....but if you DO need a server-class distro, then load CentOS instead.
And always load the latest versions of things...you would not be loading a fresh install of Windows XP, would you?