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Old 03-08-2005, 07:20 AM   #1
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failed dependencies


Hi,

I am using Fedora Core1

Many of the times while installing rpm packages i get dependency problems

So i guess i will have to build the rpm packages from the source i.e. the .src.rpm

packages on my machine or i will have to install them directly from the source

(or something like that). But i don't know what .src.rpm packages are and how to

install them or build rpm packages from them

Please anybody help me in this or provide a link to a good HOWTO on this subject







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Old 03-08-2005, 07:31 AM   #2
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Try using YUM if you're not already. It does an OK job of resolving dependencies, there's good support for it through FC, and there's a lot of rpm's available, depending on how you set up your repositories through the yum configuration files.
 
Old 03-08-2005, 07:46 AM   #3
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Ya thanks,

I know about yum.

But i would like to be able to compile from source myself

as i am a computer science student

and this linux stuff excites me a lot

and so i wish to learn more and moreof it





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Old 03-08-2005, 11:18 AM   #4
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http://la-samhna.de/library/compile/buildrpm.html
 
Old 03-08-2005, 11:47 AM   #5
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Hi,

I read the HOWTO and tried the following commands

[koodoo@localhost koodoo]$ ls
Desktop important~ share swfdec-0.3.1-1.1.fc1.fr.src.rpm
[koodoo@localhost koodoo]$ rpm --rebuild swfdec-0.3.1-1.1.fc1.fr.src.rpm
--rebuild: unknown option

I don't think that i even have the rpm directory structure

coz a ls -a in the home directory dosen't show

any .rpmmacros directory or any oter related directory
 
Old 03-08-2005, 12:07 PM   #6
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Try
#rpmbuild --rebuild package.src.rpm
 
Old 03-08-2005, 12:13 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by reddazz
Try
#rpmbuild --rebuild package.src.rpm

Hi,

I tried the command and got the following message:

[koodoo@localhost koodoo]$ rpmbuild --rebuild swfdec-0.3.1-1.1.fc1.fr.src.rpm
Installing swfdec-0.3.1-1.1.fc1.fr.src.rpm
error: cannot write to %sourcedir /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES
error: swfdec-0.3.1-1.1.fc1.fr.src.rpm cannot be installed
 
Old 03-08-2005, 12:16 PM   #8
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Hi,

I also tried the following :

[koodoo@localhost koodoo]$ su
Password:
[root@localhost koodoo]# rpmbuild --rebuild swfdec-0.3.1-1.1.fc1.fr.src.rpm
Installing swfdec-0.3.1-1.1.fc1.fr.src.rpm
warning: user machbuild does not exist - using root
warning: group machbuild does not exist - using root
warning: user machbuild does not exist - using root
warning: group machbuild does not exist - using root
error: Failed build dependencies:
mozilla-devel is needed by swfdec-0.3.1-1.1.fc1.fr
libart_lgpl-devel is needed by swfdec-0.3.1-1.1.fc1.fr
gtk2-devel >= 2.1.2 is needed by swfdec-0.3.1-1.1.fc1.fr
libmad-devel is needed by swfdec-0.3.1-1.1.fc1.fr
SDL-devel is needed by swfdec-0.3.1-1.1.fc1.fr
gdk-pixbuf-devel is needed by swfdec-0.3.1-1.1.fc1.fr
liboil-devel is needed by swfdec-0.3.1-1.1.fc1.fr
gimp-devel >= 2.0 is needed by swfdec-0.3.1-1.1.fc1.fr
 
Old 03-08-2005, 02:14 PM   #9
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You have to rebuild some source rpms as root, coz you need write permissions to /usr/src. You also need to install the msiing dependencies for the package to build properly, so use yum or apt to install them.
 
  


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