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Old 02-16-2004, 02:50 AM   #1
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KDE 3.2 dependency errors

I have D/L all packages for KDE 3.2 and put them in /tmp/kde

I haven't installed KDE because I thought I'd do a clean one instead. When I try to run rpm -ivh *.rpm I get this error:

error: Failed dependencies: is needed by kdeaddons-3.2.0-0.1 is needed by kdebase-3.2.0-0.1 is needed by kdegraphics-3.2.0-0.1 is needed by kdegraphics-3.2.0-0.1 is needed by kdesdk-3.2.0-0.1 is needed by kdevelop-3.0.0-0.1 is needed by qt-MySQL-3.2.3-0.2 is needed by qt-ODBC-3.2.3-0.2 is needed by qt-PostgreSQL-3.2.3-0.2

What's the easiest way to solve this issue?
Old 02-16-2004, 09:14 AM   #2
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Well, the easiest way to resolve dependancy issues is to install the dependancies.
So for each:
<x> is needed by <y>
You need to install x before you install y.

You can manually run around and install all the packages listed there. And their dependancies. And their dependancies' dependancies. And there's probably an order you need to install the KDE rpms in, because they're going to depend on one another.

Or you could get apt for rpm.
and then type apt-get install kde.

You'd have to make sure your source is carrying 3.2 though. There should be guides available for that. But I don't know the specifics - can you tell I'm a debian user?

Old 02-16-2004, 10:14 AM   #3
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This should help you Also it might be a good idea to put all of the rpms under ~/tmp/kde instead of /tmp/kde. You may also need the KOffice rpms too and put them in the same directory as the kde rpms that you downloaded. I hope this helps
Old 02-16-2004, 01:00 PM   #4
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I am a but this is what I did.........
download and install the fedora apt from
and try to upgrade apt from
which will give you more repositories. If you are successfull in upgrading apt from atrpms
then open a terminal and be root. Go to /etc/apt/ and
mv sources.list sources.list.old
mv sources.list.rpmsave sources.list
mv sources.list.old sources.list.rpmsave

Basically you are swapping the sources.list and sources.list.rpmsave.

apt-get -DV install <directory of kde3.2>/*.rpm

If you are only able to install freshrpms' apt then
apt-get -DV install <directory of kde>/*.rpm

Hopefully apt can solve your dependencies but, if it cannot then go to and do a search for the missing dependencies and download it to the <directory of kde3.2>
and run the commands again

This what I did to upgrade from redhat 9 to Fedora and then upgrade to kde 3.2

Note: Implement at your own risk


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