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Alright, this isn't the first time I have had problems with this. I just installed Slackware 10 from the iso images and installed the kernel source as well... At least as far as I know (Is there a way to check that I did it right?). I try to install java with the rpm and get this:
root@slackware:/home/seeded# rpm -iv j2re-1_4_2_05-linux-i586.rpm
error: Failed dependencies:
glibc >= 2.1.2-11 is needed by j2re-1.4.2_05-fcs
sh-utils >= 2.0-1 is needed by j2re-1.4.2_05-fcs
fileutils >= 4.0-8 is needed by j2re-1.4.2_05-fcs
gawk >= 3.0.4-1 is needed by j2re-1.4.2_05-fcs
textutils >= 2.0-2 is needed by j2re-1.4.2_05-fcs
/bin/sh is needed by j2re-1.4.2_05-fcs
I got an even bigger list when I tried to install my ATI drivers. What are these all about? I was looking at the Slackware 10 package and it should have all of these and even some updated ones. Any guidance would be appreciated!
Just thought I'd add this for more information on the problem of dependencies. Thsi is what I got back when I tried to install my ATI drivers. The "workaround" was converting it using rpm2tgz... Although I don't think that completely solved the problem.
root@slackware:/home/seeded# rpm -i --force fglrx-4.3.0-3.9.0.i386.rpm
error: Failed dependencies:
/bin/sh is needed by fglrx-4.3.0-3.9.0
ld-linux.so.2 is needed by fglrx-4.3.0-3.9.0
libX11.so.6 is needed by fglrx-4.3.0-3.9.0
libXext.so.6 is needed by fglrx-4.3.0-3.9.0
libc.so.6 is needed by fglrx-4.3.0-3.9.0
libdl.so.2 is needed by fglrx-4.3.0-3.9.0
libm.so.6 is needed by fglrx-4.3.0-3.9.0
libpthread.so.0 is needed by fglrx-4.3.0-3.9.0
libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.0) is needed by fglrx-4.3.0-3.9.0
libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.1) is needed by fglrx-4.3.0-3.9.0
libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.1.3) is needed by fglrx-4.3.0-3.9.0
libm.so.6(GLIBC_2.0) is needed by fglrx-4.3.0-3.9.0
libpthread.so.0(GLIBC_2.0) is needed by fglrx-4.3.0-3.9.0
So even though Slackware 10 has these it's not in a RPM database? That is why I get these errors? That makes sense if it's true. So my options are to --force the install and what about rpm2tgz? Is this command there for this reason? That Slackware does not maintain rpm databases?
I'm loving Linux everyday I use. It's more fun configuring it to your personal standards than playing games in M$ I think! I'm learning and I appreciate the help! I will soon be developing in C++ here other than Windoze. Maybe eventually uninstall Windoze too!
Originally posted by Russb
So even though Slackware 10 has these it's not in a RPM database? That is why I get these errors? That makes sense if it's true.
/me greps his gray cells ...
Yep, all say that Slack and RPM's don't really mix ;)
Of all major distro's slack is the only one with a packaging
system that DOESN'T check dependencies!
So my options are to --force the install and what about rpm2tgz? Is this command there for this reason? That Slackware does not maintain rpm databases?
Yep, yep and yep ...
I'm loving Linux everyday I use. It's more fun configuring it to your personal standards than playing games in M$ I think! :p I'm learning and I appreciate the help! I will soon be developing in C++ here other than Windoze. Maybe eventually uninstall Windoze too!
I found a .bin for the java installer and used sh on it. Installed perfectly! Now, I think I messed up the link and can't for the life of me fix it. Unless of course I am linking the wrong thing. Here it is: