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Old 11-06-2004, 08:23 PM   #1
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Angry Installing on Fedora 2

I have been trying to install an rpm file according to the rpm -i [filename.rpm] : command. There is a an error: Failed dependencies: is needed by the file.
What do I do?
Old 11-06-2004, 08:49 PM   #2
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rpmfind, apt, or yum

You can go to or and search for that failed dependency, which is also an rpm, or install the package managment systems of apt-get or yum to avoid dependency problems.
Old 11-06-2004, 08:51 PM   #3
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Did you get the correct version of rpm? They can be different for FC1 , FC2 or even for different arch types like i386 ....

I found it quite ease to google for
pbone fedora rpm
dag fedora rpm

Also, synaptic handles depends very nicely.
Old 11-06-2004, 10:33 PM   #4
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what im trying to do is install aim on linux, and ive been trying to figure out if i have an rpm installer, i am a true newbie. i have no clue what im really doing, and I really just want to find a tutorial or something that would explain things to me. so whats this program that can reduce the dependencies? and will i have to compile it to install it?
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Apt on Fedora Core 2

I've been running Fedora Core 2 for a few weeks now and use APT to get my progs installed.

Go to to download apt for Fedora.
# rpm -ivh [apt-rpm]

Once you have apt installed you need to run
# apt-get mirror-select
and follow the prompts.

After mirror-select I like to add the freshrpm mirrors to my souces.list file
# nano -w /etc/apt/sources.list

Add these two lines to the sources.list file:
rpm /fedora/linux/2/i386/ os updates freshrpms
rpm-src /fedora/linux/2/i386/ os updates freshrpms

Save the file and then:
# rpm --import
# apt-get update

You should then be ready to run:
# apt-get install PROGRAM-NAME

apt automatically resolves rpm interdependencies


Last edited by sutley; 11-06-2004 at 10:58 PM.
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