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Old 07-28-2012, 10:23 AM   #1
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Dependencies Question.


Hi all
I'm not complaining about slackware not resolving dependencies, but I did a search and couldn't find another distro that didn't...is there no other distro that doesn't?
Just a curious thought. thanks
 
Old 07-28-2012, 10:30 AM   #2
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The only one I can think of off the top of my head is LFS.
 
Old 07-28-2012, 11:19 AM   #3
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Talking

There is a rule stating that any thread about DR in this forum should include at least 3 (three) posts.

This post is to enforce that rule.

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Old 07-28-2012, 02:02 PM   #4
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There is a rule stating that any thread about DR in this forum should include at least 3 (three) posts.
And go on for at least 3 pages.
 
Old 07-28-2012, 06:36 PM   #5
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Is this where I ask when the next Slackware will be released?
 
Old 07-28-2012, 07:54 PM   #6
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Is this where I ask when the next Slackware will be released?
No I answered that in the other dependency thread. lol
 
Old 07-28-2012, 08:15 PM   #7
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RPM based distros were around for a long time before they got package managers that automatically download dependencies.

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Old 07-28-2012, 10:54 PM   #8
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RPM based distros were around for a long time before they got package managers that automatically download dependencies.
That's right -- I think, RPM by itself, does not resolve dependencies. I believe Yum, urpmi, smart etc. are bolted on top of RPM to provide the automatic dependency resolution IIRC.
 
Old 07-29-2012, 01:16 AM   #9
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That's right -- I think, RPM by itself, does not resolve dependencies. I believe Yum, urpmi, smart etc. are bolted on top of RPM to provide the automatic dependency resolution IIRC.
Yes, you are correct. The same applies to Slackware's tgz/txz packages. In that case, though, sycamorex, Didier, BrianL, mrclisdue, damgar, dugan, chess etc. are bolted on top of TXZ to provide the automatic dependency resolution. As you can see, it's not much different.
 
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Old 07-29-2012, 03:08 AM   #10
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Yes, you are correct. The same applies to Slackware's tgz/txz packages. In that case, though, sycamorex, Didier, BrianL, mrclisdue, damgar, dugan, chess etc. are bolted on top of TXZ to provide the automatic dependency resolution. As you can see, it's not much different.
rpm checks the info provided by the package for dependecies
but if you want you can ignore them and use rpm smoehow like Slackware packages, rpm command has a --nodeps option to ignore dependencies
 
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rpm checks the info provided by the package for dependecies
but if you want you can ignore them and use rpm smoehow like Slackware packages, rpm command has a --nodeps option to ignore dependencies
You're right. I haven't used anything rpm for at least 3 years and forgot about its default behaviour.
 
  


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