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Old 02-17-2004, 10:17 PM   #1
mnguyen
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Hi, I'm running SuSE 9.0 Professional.
I have some questions about the rpm command.

#1. Does the rpm take into consideration of the order in which it will install rpm packages when multiple packages are specified ?

for example :
rpm -ivh p1.rpm p2.rpm p3.rpm

in which p1 requires p2 as dependency while p2 requires p3 as its depenency. Will rpm install p3 , then p2, then p1 successfully or generate an error msg ???

I met this problem while installing kde3.2. It seems that rpm lacks this feature or i miss some options for it (as I guess), anyone can confirm me about this ???

#2. Can we make rpm to continue to the installing process while it has a failed package ?

For example :
rpm -ivh p1.rpm p2.rpm

Assume that p1 has dependency problem, but p2 is ok. As my observation, the command above will generate an error msg and stop installing (even though p2 has no depenency). Is there any option that make rpm to ignore the dependency problem of p1 and continue install the package p2 ???

Lastly,
#3.After installing kde3.2, the xmms has some problem. The soundcard is ok, music with mplayer, kaffeine is fine. However, the xmms cannot play but generate a msg that some programs has blocked the soundcard output ???? It's strange since it happens only after kde3.2 is installed. It worked fine before. Anyway, I did not run any such program to block the soundcard driver.

Anyone has experience about above problem ???
I am looking forward to your replies. :confuse: Thanks before hands.
 
Old 02-17-2004, 11:02 PM   #2
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Well, I'm not sure about your problem, but could there be a problem in your syntax? Maybe you could try to move p1.rpm p2.rpm and p3.rpm to their own directory. After that you can type in rpm -ivh *.rpm

I have used that command to successfully install programs.
 
Old 02-18-2004, 02:06 AM   #3
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Re: questions about rpm

Quote:
#3.After installing kde3.2, the xmms has some problem. The soundcard is ok, music with mplayer, kaffeine is fine. However, the xmms cannot play but generate a msg that some programs has blocked the soundcard output ???? It's strange since it happens only after kde3.2 is installed. It worked fine before. Anyway, I did not run any such program to block the soundcard driver.

Anyone has experience about above problem ???
I am looking forward to your replies. :confuse: Thanks before hands. [/B]
What benji says has worked for me always...
Coming to Xmms, just see what output plugin you have selected. You can do this by pressing *Control+P*, you have to select either OSS or ESD output plugin.
Say Apply and Ok, then try playing a different song...it should work properly, if it still shows the same warning, try another song... it will work!!!
I dont see the link between updating KDE and Xmms

Cheers

king_nothingzzz
 
Old 02-19-2004, 09:04 PM   #4
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Yes, I also dun find any relation between installing kde3.2 and xmms. However, it did happened.

About the rpm command, those three rpm packages were in the same directory themselves.

I also solved many case in the way benjithegreat98 has shown me, but this time, it did not work.

You can try by downloading all the kde3.2 rpms then issue that command. You will see the problem i faced. At last , i manage "try and error", I install some pkgs first, some later (take more than 2 hours) and walk thru it. However, we all need a complete way to solve the problem, rite ?
 
  


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