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Old 10-08-2006, 12:35 PM   #1
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software dependency

i want to know that does the dependency prob only occurs in debian based distros...... r fedora , mandrivia and suse free of that .....?????
why cant u just get a setup and install the appliction....................??
which distros r free or have less dependency prob>>>>........?????
Old 10-08-2006, 01:38 PM   #2
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If you're using the package manager there shouldn't be much dependency issues with either debian-based or rpm distros. If you're using apt-get (or one of the gui frontends) and still having dependency issues, the problem could be that you need to add extra repositories. Posting what's in /etc/apt/menu.lst could help figure out if that's the problem.
Old 10-08-2006, 01:38 PM   #3
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linux is a highly modular system, they use common libraries and applications to save replication of code and complexity of application developement among many other motivations. all distro's have depencies, but increasingly they have beeter tools like apt-get to deal with that all for you.
Old 10-08-2006, 04:13 PM   #4
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thankx for the replies .....i added more repositories ..............and its better now .....but is there a site where i can get the setups for linux software in .deb format....cuz..... i am using ubuntu.....
can we install rpm setups in ubuntu ?
Old 10-08-2006, 05:05 PM   #5
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Install the package:

apt-get install alien

alien package.rpm

will make a .deb file


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