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Old 07-27-2004, 09:52 AM   #1
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Problems installing RPMs in suse linux 9.0


When clicking on a rpm file I am brought to krpmview. However when I click on "install package with yast" after entering my password two dialogs come up. They are "reading package information : one moment please " and then " checking dependencies". Then I am brought to a blank screen with no options selected. Searching for the program shows that it has been selected. Then when I click on accept yast crashes. If there is anything else you want to know about my setup just ask. Thanks in advance to anyone who can help
Old 07-27-2004, 10:00 AM   #2
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try the text based rpm installer open a terminal and type

rpm -Uvh TheLocationAndFileName.rpm

where TheLocationAndFileName is the full path and filename where the package is located.

you could "cd" to the directory where the file is located though and just type the filename
Old 07-27-2004, 10:04 AM   #3
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Sorry, I can only really suggest the obvious.

Now if I install an RPM and it's a "mandrakised" one (i.e. packaged for mandrake install) it normally goes into the system with no probs.

Whereas if I try to install a redhat/fedora/SuSE one, then more often than not, I have snag's. Maybe something like you've posted, or just mega dependency probs.

So, it follows that, are the RPM's that you're trying to install SuSE based RPM's ?

And/or, have you looked in /var/log to see if there's a logger for either RPM's or installation? (my mandrake system show's a log called /var/log/rpmpkgs, which I'm presuming is just general non-mandrake rpm's and /var/log/urpmi which is the mandrake package installer - you'd have to look and see what your system has - I'm not familiar with SuSE)


Old 07-27-2004, 04:13 PM   #4
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Used the command "rpm" and discovered that most of my problems were due to dependancy errors.


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