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Old 05-26-2004, 11:31 AM   #1
jhunt
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Can't install much


Maybe Windows has warped me but i cannot seem to install on Linux(RH9) for the life of me.
I suppose it goes without saying that anything from the Red Hat Add/Remove Application applet goes in seamlessly. To be specific I have had trouble today installing Xine.

The odd app goes on OK, but for the most part whenever I try to install an RPM, I get a great fat list of dependant RPMs that have to be installed first. When and if I can track those down, I get similar problems when I try to install them. Am I missing something? Is there some easy way to get an app and all its dependancies installed in one hit?

Any ideas?
 
Old 05-26-2004, 11:38 AM   #2
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Do a Google search for apt-rpm or yum. Both of these will handle your dependencies problem. Just watch out for bad rpms with circular dependencies (Yuck!).
 
Old 05-26-2004, 12:00 PM   #3
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http://apt4rpm.sourceforge.net/

Is the place to go. You are still limited to software in the Red Hat repository. My personal solution to this problem was to switch to Debian (Libranet).
 
Old 05-27-2004, 10:45 AM   #4
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Thanks

Thanks I installed APT and now I am away.
 
  


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