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Old 02-12-2004, 08:34 PM   #1
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RPM dependency help (apt 4 rpm)

I am trying to install apt in order to run apt 4 rpm. I got apt-0.5.4cnc9-1cl.i386.rpm and attempted to install it using rpm -i rpmname. It tells me it has to unresolved dependencies. librpm .so. and I download and install librpm. Fixes that dependency.

I try and download and cant find it. I download (should work right?) and try to install it. Except my suse 9 already has a newer version of popt. So I cannot install. Fine I retry the rpm -i and I get

' is needed by apt-0.5.4cnc9-1cl'

What can I do? Does libpopt exist elsewhere or is the rpm just not finding my already installed libpopt?

Thanks in advance for your help.
Old 02-12-2004, 08:45 PM   #2
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how about download newer version apt?
Old 10-08-2004, 01:51 AM   #3
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apt install problem

hi, I was just wondering if there was any resolution to your problem installing apt. I am having the exact same situation. I've installed popt and popt-devel. I even tried symbolic links into /lib. I think I have the latest vesion of apt-libs
Old 10-08-2004, 01:57 PM   #4
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if you are having trouble installing apt due to the dependency (especially Suse) the solution is probably to get the popt-patch. I had popt and popt-devel both installed and was still getting the error. Here's where I found it:
Old 10-08-2004, 04:15 PM   #5
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i use suse 9.0 personal...i went to

and downloaded
apt-libs-0.5.15cnc6-rb5.i586.rpm and

they installed and work perfect...
maybe it's the apt-libs package that has the libraries you are missing?


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