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Old 05-19-2004, 03:09 AM   #1
kuronai
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Question Can't install kdebase-1.1.2-33, failed dependency that is there.


I'm trying to install kde on a RedHat 7.2 machine that was setup with pretty much everything except without X configured, as it's primary role is a remote desktop. I've installed the rpms for qt1x-1.45-3, kdesupport-1.2.2-12 and kdelibs-1.1.2-15, but when I go to install kdebase-1.1.2-33, it gives the error:

error: failed dependencies:
libncurses.so.4 is needed by kdebase-1.1.2-33

However, when i went to /usr/lib/, lo and behold, what else would be there but libncurses.so.4, along with so.5 and so.5.2.

So, I installed the ncurses4-5.0-5 rpm, expecting that to fix the problem, but i still get the same error.

Any ideas?

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kuronai
 
Old 05-19-2004, 06:40 PM   #2
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"error: failed dependencies:
libncurses.so.4 is needed by kdebase-1.1.2-33"

When rpm checks for dependencies it only looks in the rpm data base. It does not go looking for the actual libraries. So you probably have a case where libncurses.so.4 is not registered in the rpm data base even though you have verified that it really exists. The thing to do in this case is use the rpm --nodeps parameter.

rpm --nodeps -i /pathname/kdebase-blah-blah

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Old 08-05-2008, 11:23 PM   #3
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you just saved me hours of hair pulling!

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