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Old 02-09-2005, 05:05 PM   #1
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I think ive done something very stupid

im trying to install a graphing program on fedora core 3. I first downloaded xmgr and tryed installing the rpm which gave me about five dependencies problems, i googled them and tryed to solve them but could not find any of the right library files. What i did find was a post somewhere that said you could use --nodeps to install rpms, so i tryed it. It installed and obviously wouldn't work. After this i decided i would try a different program called grace (which is basicaly the same program as xmgr, just a newer version). With grace i was able to sort out all the dependency problems and when i tryed to install the rpm it came up with:

# rpm -i grace-5.1.9-2.i386.rpm
warning: grace-5.1.9-2.i386.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID e01260f1
file /usr/X11R6/bin/fdf2fit from install of grace-5.1.9-2 conflicts with file from package xmgr-semistatic-4.1.2-12
file /usr/X11R6/bin/grconvert from install of grace-5.1.9-2 conflicts with file from package xmgr-semistatic-4.1.2-12

I try to unistall the xmgr program with the rpm command 'rpm -e' but this just gave the error: package xmgr-semistatic-4.1.2-12.i386.rpm is not installed. So i decided i would try removing the files manually with the rm command. The two files now do not appear when you list the files in the directory, but when i try install grace i still get the same errors as before.

I need help!!!!!
Old 02-09-2005, 05:10 PM   #2
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Yes, you should have tried something like

rpm -e xmgr-semistatic

without the extra stuff on the end. It's a bit confusing the way rpm doesn this. Maybe try doing that now and reinstalling and se if you can fudge it to work...
Old 02-09-2005, 05:13 PM   #3
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What does the command
rpm -qa|grep xmgr
show? If there's no packet xmgr-semistatic, you probably need to rebuild the rpm database. The command is
rpm --rebuildb
and can take some time. You can also install the new package by force:
rpm -i --force grace-5.1.9-2.i386.rpm
(it's not a very good idea, but in such case may be only solution without rebuilding the database).

Edit: and I forgot about the problem with suffix. Yes, that's a good idea. Try the version of rpm -e suggested above first.

Last edited by Mara; 02-09-2005 at 05:15 PM.
Old 02-10-2005, 08:25 AM   #4
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Thanks for your help i will try it and get back to you if the problem continues.


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