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Old 04-25-2004, 09:40 PM   #1
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Angry Chasing Dependancies - An easier way?


I have been spending the last 3 hours chasing dependancies just trying to get that damned amsn traydock to work. So now on the verge of insanity, and seemingly making little-to-no progress, I'm left thinking: "There's got to be an easier way."

I wonder if there is a way to add other sources to the rpmdrake "Install Software" database. If so, my stress level would be greatly reduced.

I'm a total linux newb running Mandrake 9.2, so if anyone of you has any suggestions or tricks to make my life easier, I would greatly appreciate it.

TIA,
HCLogo


PS: I am familiar with rpmseek.com , but this doesn't make it a whole lot easier as I still end up endless dependancy chains.
 
Old 04-25-2004, 09:44 PM   #2
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I wonder if there is a way to add other sources to the rpmdrake "Install Software" database. If so, my stress level would be greatly reduced.
there is. go to
http://urpmi.org/easyurpmi/index.php

and follow the instructions.
 
Old 04-25-2004, 11:00 PM   #3
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I can't even begin to explain how thankful I am.
You may have just saved me from a nervous breakdown!

So far, it seems to be working great.
 
Old 04-26-2004, 11:22 AM   #4
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glad I could help

rpmdrake/urpmi works fine. It's one of the best things about mandrake. But there's one thing you should know. Sometimes, rpmdrake/urpmi will tell you that it'll have to uninstall a few things. Make sure to note down what gets uninstalled so you can re-install the stuff manually if necessary. Also, if you get a whole list, it's best not to proceed since it will most likely break things. It often happens when you try to upgrade things using cooker.
 
Old 04-26-2004, 11:54 AM   #5
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Thanks for the heads-up. I'll keep that in mind.
 
  


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