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Old 12-02-2004, 03:47 AM   #1
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Save me from dependency hell [Superkaramba]


I want to install liquid weather plus, which required Superkaramba 0.35. This in turn requires kdebase 3.3 (I have an older version of this), which requires a dozen other packages. It also requires qt 3.3 (I have qt 3.2 installed). qt 3.3 requires /etc/ld.so.conf.d, which I have no idea how to acquire.
So if anyone has any ideas on how to upgrade qt and kdebase easily I would certainly appreciate it.
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Old 12-02-2004, 03:51 AM   #2
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which distro are you using?
 
Old 12-02-2004, 04:32 PM   #3
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Mandrake 10.0.
Regards,
 
Old 12-02-2004, 04:45 PM   #4
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Oooh, mandrake has a really REALLY nice utility for installing things that'll get all your dependencies taken care of. It's called urpmi. Try this...

urpmi superkaramba

and ti should install it and all it's dependencies. If you need help using urpmi, try

man urpmi

It is the biggest thing that I miss from Mandrake (I'm on fedroa now)

Heck, you may even try

urpmi liquid

and see if the packages it returns (anything that contains the work liquid) contain liquid weather.

Good luck!
 
Old 12-02-2004, 05:10 PM   #5
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It is the biggest thing that I miss from Mandrake (I'm on fedroa now)
have you tried synaptic, jeffrey? i hear it's basically apt-get which does the same thing as urpmi...
in suse, i use apt-get for suse...love it...no more depency hell for me...
 
Old 12-02-2004, 05:41 PM   #6
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Yes, I now use synaptic. I just have one complaint about it...make that two...

1- after it updated itself, the new GUI sucks. All the buttons are gone from the top toolbar, and everything is much less user friendly. It works, which I guess is the part that matters, I just like the old GUI more...

2- For some reason, I have always had a really hard time finding an apt-get and synaptic (for fedora core 1) that actually install. I finally managed to find a great link in another post (HUGE thanks to jolly1701) that has packages listed per distro that actually WORK!! Just for others sake, here's the link...

http://dag.wieers.com/home-made/apt/packages.php

great site for many many packages. Although, once you've got apt-get and synaptic from there, who needs it?

Thanks for the suggestion though. I agree, the two together are a lifesaver!!!
 
Old 12-14-2004, 12:50 AM   #7
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a bit sick of linux

so I did configure urpmi according to easy urpmi, but urpmi liquid or urpmi superkaramba returns nothing. maybe my package source is different or something.
anyway, sick and tired of dependency issues, i tried the visual rpm utility kpackage, and lo and behold, my kde got stuck (btw, that utility just sucks... doesn't automatically install rpms for you that are required by the current rpm). Kpackage is a sucky utility that just shows you the output of the rpm -i command and nothing more. My main problem that I identified was that I needed KDEBase 3.0, but I had the previous version of it installed, on which rested like 30 or so programs. So whenever I tried to uninstall KDEBase, it would ask me to uninstall 30 other programs that depended on it, and when I clicked yes, it would give me some weird error or something. So here I was stuck in the middle with a crashed KDE and dependency hell. I decided to restart my computer. When I booted into Linux and tried to start KDE (i.e. entered my login and password in the visual login thing) all I got was a blue screen and that's it.
Great, now my KDE is gone too...

So I decided to go back to Windows... for now.

Now, I'm looking at GDesklets screenshots on a website (lynucs.org), and I really like it. I think I'm going to do a fresh install with some easy Linux package (suggest something for newbies please... something other than mandrake, cause I've had very bad luck with Mandrake and KDE) and install GNOME this time... and see if that has better fonts, eye-candy, and better overall responsiveness.

Post here if you think that's a good idea.
 
Old 12-14-2004, 12:51 AM   #8
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oh and one more thing

I don't know if any of you is familiar with sharescan. it is a windows utility that finds windows shares within a certain ip range that you give it. I'm not sure if LinNeighbourhood has this functionality... so can anyone suggest a program to do that?

A program that scans ip's within a certain range for windows shares (I'm on a campus, and a lot of ocmputers have shared stuff on the campus network).
 
Old 12-14-2004, 01:30 AM   #9
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Did you try using the rpm for Superkaramba? Hit me back if you need a hand....I'll be around.

EEK

Last edited by revenge80200; 12-14-2004 at 01:33 AM.
 
  


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