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Old 09-25-2003, 10:12 PM   #1
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Dependency hell !!!


Hi all,

I am at my wits end with the number of dependancies I get when I try to install software in Linux. For instance I tried to install MPlayer for the first time and this is what I got back: ?

rpm -i mplayer-0.90-4.0.rh80.20030808.fr.i386.rpm
warning: mplayer-0.90-4.0.rh80.20030808.fr.i386.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID e42d547b
error: Failed dependencies:
lame is needed by mplayer-0.90-4.0.rh80.20030808.fr
mplayer-fonts is needed by mplayer-0.90-4.0.rh80.20030808.fr
aalib is needed by mplayer-0.90-4.0.rh80.20030808.fr
lirc is needed by mplayer-0.90-4.0.rh80.20030808.fr
libdv is needed by mplayer-0.90-4.0.rh80.20030808.fr
libdvdread is needed by mplayer-0.90-4.0.rh80.20030808.fr
faad2 is needed by mplayer-0.90-4.0.rh80.20030808.fr
lzo is needed by mplayer-0.90-4.0.rh80.20030808.fr
libfame is needed by mplayer-0.90-4.0.rh80.20030808.fr
libaa.so.1 is needed by mplayer-0.90-4.0.rh80.20030808.fr
libdvdread.so.3 is needed by mplayer-0.90-4.0.rh80.20030808.fr
libdv.so.2 is needed by mplayer-0.90-4.0.rh80.20030808.fr
libfaad.so.0 is needed by mplayer-0.90-4.0.rh80.20030808.fr
liblirc_client.so.0 is needed by mplayer-0.90-4.0.rh80.20030808.fr
liblzo.so.1 is needed by mplayer-0.90-4.0.rh80.20030808.fr
libmad.so.0 is needed by mplayer-0.90-4.0.rh80.20030808.fr
libmp3lame.so.0 is needed by mplayer-0.90-4.0.rh80.20030808.fr

I mean eh!..... Am I missing something....

Is there someway round this or do i need to track down all these individual packages and install them ( including their dependancies ).

I am running RHL8 ( is this a good OS ? )


Thanks in advance.


lub0
 
Old 09-25-2003, 11:33 PM   #2
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URPMI

Get the URPMI RPM's, install it, be happy!
 
Old 09-25-2003, 11:33 PM   #3
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Get the URPMI RPM's, install it, be happy!
 
Old 09-26-2003, 12:02 AM   #4
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yes you do, not quite the exe's from windows but they work......
 
Old 09-26-2003, 06:29 AM   #5
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URPMI

So what is the low down on these URPMI I must admit I aint never heard of it, but I will give it a try...

thx

lub0
 
Old 09-26-2003, 09:17 AM   #6
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URPMI is a Mandrake tool for software downloading,installiing and satisfying dependencies.Redhat will probably use some other system.

Lachlan.
 
  


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