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Old 09-11-2003, 11:42 AM   #1
SeanBoz
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rpm install problem


This is what I get when I try to install the up2date rpm from red hat network.
As you can see below both are dependent on each other, but neither will install with out the other one. How do I get around this?
Any help would be apprecieated.

[seanb@krondor seanb]$ ls
apt-0.5.4cnc9-fr1.i386.rpm up2date-gnome-3.0.7.2-1.i386.rpm
Mail webmin-1.020-1.noarch.rpm
up2date-3.0.7.2-1.i386.rpm
[seanb@krondor seanb]$ rpm -ihv up2date-g*.rpm
error: Failed dependencies:
up2date = 3.0.7.2 is needed by up2date-gnome-3.0.7.2-1
[seanb@krondor seanb]$ rpm -ihv up2date-3*.rpm
error: cannot get exclusive lock on /var/lib/rpm/Packages
error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - Operation not permitted (1)
error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm
[seanb@krondor seanb]$

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Old 09-11-2003, 11:49 AM   #2
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You must be root in order to install rpm packages. Just su to root and do:

rpm -Uvh *.rpm
 
Old 09-11-2003, 11:49 AM   #3
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you need to be root to install them, as for "circular" deps. just put both filenames on the same rpm comand
 
Old 09-11-2003, 11:53 AM   #4
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either force one with blah.blah.rpm --force --no-deps or put both in a directory by themselves and do a rpm -ivh *.rpm
 
Old 09-11-2003, 11:54 AM   #5
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wow, everybody jumped on this one
 
Old 09-11-2003, 12:02 PM   #6
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jumped? that took you 11 minutes.... more of a crawl....!
 
Old 09-11-2003, 12:13 PM   #7
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not enough coffee yet
 
Old 09-11-2003, 05:19 PM   #8
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Get apt4rpm and Synaptic. You'll be glad you did.
 
  


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