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Old 02-15-2004, 11:43 AM   #1
funkbomb
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help with installing multiple RPMs; dpend on each other


I have tried to install the evolution packages for Mandrake recently, I downloaded them all from that ximian website, but whenever I double-click on one, instead of installing it it asks me what program I should use. So, I have to resort to using Terminal.

But in Terminal, unless I'm missing something (which I probably am) I can't install more than one RPM package at a time. So if I try to install one, it can't because of failed dependencies. But the other things it needs are on the other RPM packages in the same folder! So if I try to install a different package, it fails again, and so on...each of the rpms depend on a file in another rpm, which depend on another rpm, etc. How do I install all of them? I have tried telling the package sources manager to use that one folder, but nothing shows up afterwards in the package install gui config panel. help!
 
Old 02-15-2004, 11:55 AM   #2
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Try installing with the --nodeps option. This will force it to install even if there are dependency problems. But, there should be a way to install them without causing dependency problems. But if you just install all of them with --nodeps, it ought to work I'd imagine.
 
Old 02-15-2004, 12:00 PM   #3
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i wouldn't use the nodeps option unless most other options have failed; without dependency set correctly, your program could easily crash

when you try to install those rpm's, there has to be a common package that they all require; find this base rpm and install it

i know in mandrake i had a lot of dependency issues; you may want to check your mandrake package manager and install some new libraries

can you tell us what each rpm file is saying for dependencies?

make sure you use rpm -Uvh packagename.prm
 
Old 02-15-2004, 05:07 PM   #4
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I'm trying to install Evolution for Mandrake...
I tried the --nodeps option, but it said the package was for a different architecture.
Here's the dependencies error for evolution-1.4.5-0.ximian.6.0.sam.2.i386.rpm:

gtkhtml3.0 >= 3.0.9 is needed by evolution-1.4.5-0.ximian.6.0.sam.2
libgal-2.0.so.5 is needed by evolution-1.4.5-0.ximian.6.0.sam.2
libgal-a11y-2.0.so.5 is needed by evolution-1.4.5-0.ximian.6.0.sam.2
libgal2.0_5 >= 1.99.10 is needed by evolution-1.4.5-0.ximian.6.0.sam.2
libgnomecanvas >= 2.2.0.2 is needed by evolution-1.4.5-0.ximian.6.0.sam.2
libgnomeprint-2-2.so.0 is needed by evolution-1.4.5-0.ximian.6.0.sam.2
libgnomeprintui-2-2.so.0 is needed by evolution-1.4.5-0.ximian.6.0.sam.2
libgtkhtml-3.0.so.2 is needed by evolution-1.4.5-0.ximian.6.0.sam.2
libgtkhtml-a11y-3.0.so.2 is needed by evolution-1.4.5-0.ximian.6.0.sam.2
libsoup >= 1.99.26 is needed by evolution-1.4.5-0.ximian.6.0.sam.2
libsoup-2.0.so.0 is needed by evolution-1.4.5-0.ximian.6.0.sam.2
perl(Text::ParseWords) is needed by evolution-1.4.5-0.ximian.6.0.sam.2
perl(diagnostics) is needed by evolution-1.4.5-0.ximian.6.0.sam.2
perl(strict) is needed by evolution-1.4.5-0.ximian.6.0.sam.2
sampler >= 0.4 is needed by evolution-1.4.5-0.ximian.6.0.sam.2

I have all those packages in the same folder.
thanks

 
Old 02-15-2004, 05:42 PM   #5
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Isn't there some dependency program specifically for Mandrake? If not, couldn't you just use apt-get? And about the architecture, if it complains about that when you use the --nodeps option, why would it work even if you had all the dependencies? I never really liked RPMs, I suppose this is why o.O
 
Old 02-17-2004, 04:55 PM   #6
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nvm, i got it to work...just kept installing what it asked for...but it doesnt matter anywy, I'm going back to installing MacOS 9, aka no stupid terminal stuff, just mind-numbing point-and-click
 
Old 02-17-2004, 05:24 PM   #7
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You should have used urpmi before you quit...

I wouldn't call one of the most powerful tools stupid...
 
Old 03-19-2004, 01:50 PM   #8
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Hey.... any chances you could tell me where to get the libgnomecanvas and libgnomecanvas-devel RPMs? I'm really stuck without them...
 
Old 03-19-2004, 08:05 PM   #9
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the one thing i likes about mandrake was that first of all, the 3CDs it came with were packed with many popular RPM packages,, second, if you use the package manager that comes in mandrake and install a package from one of the CDs it will also install all of the other libs and rpms that the program your trying to install requires because thats how those CDs are organized. but if you cannot use the Cds for some reason just type what file your looking for in google.com/linux abd u usually can find a mirror or something.. I had to do this to get Totem movie player to work on Fedora and it took me a little under an hour to find all the libs and crap that i needed online. GL...
 
Old 03-20-2004, 07:11 PM   #10
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www.rpmfind.net
 
Old 03-29-2004, 01:21 PM   #11
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More depency problems

Hi,
I just installed RedHat Linux 9 and it starts up in xterm. I tried to install gnome and kde with the 'redhat-config-package'. It tells me that there is a dependency problem and the error looks like:

* depcheck: package nautilus needs gnome-icon-theme >= 0.1.5 (not provided)
* depcheck: package gnome-vfs2-extras needs gnome-icon-theme >= 0.1.5 (not provided)
* depcheck: package nautilus needs gnome-icon-theme >= 0.1.5 (not provided)
('gnome-icon-theme', '0.1.5', 12)
('gnome-icon-theme', '0.1.5', 12)

But rpm -qa shows that 'gnome-icon-theme' is already installed on my machine. Then, what does this error mean?

Thanks.
Vishal
 
  


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