When rpm checks whether dependencies are installed it does not check the whole system. It just looks in the rpm database. So if you know that a package is installed, but was not installed using rpm, then you can use the rpm --nodeps option. --nodeps says to install the rpm package regardless of what the rpm program thinks might be missing.
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Last edited by jailbait; 08-11-2003 at 10:20 PM.