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Old 06-01-2004, 03:19 PM   #1
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installing older packages...

I am trying to install a python-2.3-49 package, but it requires as a dependency. I currently have db-4.2.52-85 installed on SuSE 9.1 Personal. I was wondering if there is a way to install db-4.1-x without causing any harm to my system or could a force install work even though the dependency isn't technically met in the package, but a newer version is installed.

Old 06-02-2004, 07:40 AM   #2
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I would first try making a symlink from whatever version is there now to the one you need......Example....
ln -s
and see if system will accept it........


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