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Old 08-30-2003, 08:54 PM   #1
bacloff
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Install Problems (Mandrake 9.1)


every time I try to install an RPM with Mandrake 9.1, it tells me installation failed? Am I doing something wrong? I click on the RPM file and it asked me for root pw. I put it in then it pops up and says install failed. These are RPM's downloaded from rpmfind.net and they all say they are for ML 9.1.
 
Old 08-30-2003, 08:56 PM   #2
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do you have the dependancies installed? most software is dependant on other libraries that it needs to work. most likely you need to read out the full error message to see if there's a required dependancy that needs to be installed first.
 
Old 08-30-2003, 08:58 PM   #3
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ok, so where do I find the dependancy? How do I know if I have it or not?
 
Old 08-30-2003, 09:00 PM   #4
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ok for instance, I'm install centericq right now. After I enter the root PW it says,

To satisfy dependencies, the following packages are going to be installed (3 MB):
centericq-4.9.2-2mdk.i586

Is this OK?



So I click ok and then it says install failed.
 
Old 08-30-2003, 09:07 PM   #5
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hmmm... maybe it's better to find out what the main thing is you want to install. is the package name in that quote you posted the main thing you want install? if it is, post the following error message after clicking ok.
 
Old 08-30-2003, 09:12 PM   #6
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installation failed



and that happens after every rpm I try to install. Is there something I need to do besides click on them to install them? They are saved into home.

Last edited by bacloff; 08-30-2003 at 09:13 PM.
 
Old 08-30-2003, 09:16 PM   #7
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It tells me on the page I downloaded it that it requires the following files. How do I find out if I have them?

Requires

ld-linux.so.2
libSDL-1.2.so.0
libSDL_mixer-1.2.so.0
libX11.so.6
libXext.so.6
libasound.so.2
libc.so.6
libdl.so.2
libgcc_s.so.1
libm.so.6
libogg.so.0
libpthread.so.0
libsmpeg-0.4.so.0
libstdc++.so.5
libvorbis.so.0
libvorbisfile.so.3
libz.so.1
 
Old 08-30-2003, 09:18 PM   #8
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hmm... not a very helpful error message....

well according to rpmfind, this is what centericq depends on.

http://rpmfind.net/linux/RPM/cooker/...1mdk.i586.html

Quote:
bash
perl-base = 5.8.0
libc.so.6
libcrypto.so.0.9.7
libgcc_s.so.1
libm.so.6
libncurses.so.5
libnsl.so.1
libssl.so.0.9.7
libstdc++.so.5
you need to check out if you have all of these. well i'm sure you have bash at least.
 
Old 08-30-2003, 09:26 PM   #9
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ah... beat me to the punch.

you could try the command in the CLI:

locate file_name
 
Old 08-31-2003, 12:01 AM   #10
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try using urpmi from the konsole. You might get more detailed messages. Open a konsole, become root and then
urpmi name_of_package
 
  


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