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Old 05-09-2004, 04:06 AM   #1
Registered: May 2004
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Distribution: slackware-current, slamd64-11
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python and bittorrent dependencies

When I attempt to install bittorrent I get the following error message:

[blah@localhost Desktop]$ rpm -i bittorrent-3.4.2-1mdk.noarch.rpm
warning: bittorrent-3.4.2-1mdk.noarch.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 26752624
error: Failed dependencies:
python-base >= 2.3 is needed by bittorrent-3.4.2-1mdk
python-base is needed by bittorrent-3.4.2-1mdk

I can type "python" to get the version and I find:

Python 2.3.3 (#1, May 3 2004, 02:57:26)
[GCC 3.3.2 20031022 (Red Hat Linux 3.3.2-1)] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.

So I do have an appropriate python version... but I need some help figuring out how to bypass this error. I'm a newbie.

Appreciate the help:

Old 05-09-2004, 11:02 AM   #2
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Maybe you installed python 2.3.3 from source, rather than through rpm. Try rpm -q python to check what version rpm thinks it's got.

You could also try using the --nodeps flag which tells rpm not to bother doing a dependency check before installing. This might result in having an installed version of bittorrent which doesn't work (if the problem is something else, like a location or permissions issue) so you might have to deinstall it to tidy up.
Old 05-09-2004, 03:39 PM   #3
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thanks for the quick response. When I type the following I get:

[jkassemi@localhost jkassemi]$ rpm -q python

which is interesting. I thought that if I compiled the source code (./configure, make, make install) that it would install the program for me... hmmm... so what do I need to do exactly?



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