Originally Posted by pr1268
I'm sitting here at work on a Saturday afternoon trying to figure out why this RHEL4 server won't allow me to install new packages (I do realize that's a question for the RH thread), but if this were a Slackware box, I'd had this fixed yesterday.
Any suggestions? Or, is this really a problem? ;-)
Haha, I've had the same problem while running FC. It's really a very interesting story ... I must say it
So, yeah, my first distro was FC4, and after a while of using it, it really pissed me off that it wouldn't let me install things without installing the dependencies first, even tho I sometimes had these installed. And at other times, the package was messed up and it could never be installed because of circular dependencies, where one package "a" needed another package "b", but also vice versa, and thus neither could be installed
... how stupid.
So, not finding a reasonable solution (I'm wondering now if there was a way to force the package manager to install it '--force' ?, who knows) I wrote myself a script that would extract and install rpms without checking dependencies. Then I modified it to act somewhat like a package manager ... and then I switched to Slackware and realized that I had wasted my time, oh well.
Was your problem related to dependencies ? If not, well, at least I share interesting story. (my package manager was actually getting close to pkg tools, in theory at least ... although much crappier in implementation