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Old 09-18-2002, 07:15 PM   #1
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error: failed dependencies:

I'm trying to install a rpm and it gives me this error-

error: failed dependencies: is needed by sndconfig-0.27-3 is needed by sndconfig-0.27-3

could someone please help me..i'm totally new to linux

Old 09-18-2002, 07:36 PM   #2
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This error message means you need both files to install the rpm you want to install. I recommend you do this: go to and look for

You will get a list of rpms that have those files (maybe two rpms, one for each file).
You may also get a lot of possible rpms there containing those files. Pick the one that seems the best fit for your distro. Also check that, as linux runs also on other computers ("architectures") besides pcs (pcs are identified as "ix86" , where x is a numbre from 3 to 6) get an rpm with ix86 somewhere in its name. If you get the wrong one, it will simply refuse to be installed, so dont worry, you cant break anything.
Examples of other architectures are PPC and sparc.
Hope it helps,
-- Gway
Old 09-18-2002, 07:48 PM   #3
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What distro are you using? Most RPM based distros will have sndconfig on their install CDs, and will also have the dependancies there too. If you're using Mandrake, then try installing stuff with rpmdrake.
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this is actually a SME server that uses RedHat 7.0 in it..they have kinda tailored doesn't actually come with a lot of other RedHat Stuff..Thank you anyway


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