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Old 05-31-2004, 03:06 AM   #1
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does pkgtool resolve dependencies?


i'm trying to install the ati drivers for my radeon 9200, which are in an rpm format. here's the output i got:

bash-2.05b# rpm -i fglrx-4.3.0-3.9.0.i386.rpm
error: failed dependencies:
/bin/sh is needed by fglrx-4.3.0-3.9.0
/bin/sh is needed by fglrx-4.3.0-3.9.0
/bin/sh is needed by fglrx-4.3.0-3.9.0
/bin/sh is needed by fglrx-4.3.0-3.9.0
ld-linux.so.2 is needed by fglrx-4.3.0-3.9.0
libX11.so.6 is needed by fglrx-4.3.0-3.9.0
libXext.so.6 is needed by fglrx-4.3.0-3.9.0
libc.so.6 is needed by fglrx-4.3.0-3.9.0
libdl.so.2 is needed by fglrx-4.3.0-3.9.0
libm.so.6 is needed by fglrx-4.3.0-3.9.0
libpthread.so.0 is needed by fglrx-4.3.0-3.9.0
libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.0) is needed by fglrx-4.3.0-3.9.0
libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.1) is needed by fglrx-4.3.0-3.9.0
libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.1.3) is needed by fglrx-4.3.0-3.9.0
libm.so.6(GLIBC_2.0) is needed by fglrx-4.3.0-3.9.0
libpthread.so.0(GLIBC_2.0) is needed by fglrx-4.3.0-3.9.0
bash-2.05b#



that's a lot of failed dependencies. so i was trying to think of the best way to resolve all of them...i could locate and install each package, but i was wondering if slackware's pkgtool would auto-install or update as needed?
 
Old 05-31-2004, 04:11 AM   #2
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Hmmmm...........try converting the rpm pkg to tgz using the 'rpm2tgz' command............That particular rpm pkg might be looking in the wrong places for everything.......either that or you're missing a lot of symlinks..........
 
Old 05-31-2004, 05:28 AM   #3
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If you're going to use rpm to install packages in slack, you'll need to tell it to ignore dependencies with the --force and --nodeps options. RPM checks dependencies against its own database of installed packages, but it only knows about those that you've installed with rpm. All the *.tgz packages that make up most of your system are unknown to rpm, so dependency checks will almost always fail.
To be honest, I'd recomment using rpm2tgz or alien to convert the rpm to tgz, then installing it with pkgtool (installpkg whatever.tgz). That way, all your packages are listed in the same database, so they're easier to keep track of. Also, since pkgtool doesn't have any dependency checking, it will never refuse to install something because it thinks you're missing a dependency.
 
Old 05-31-2004, 09:38 AM   #4
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On Slackware------/bin/sh
should already be a symlink to-----/bin/bash/

and-------you should have the /libc.so libraries installed
use the "find" tool and make sure their location is in your
$PATH
 
  


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