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Old 01-25-2007, 04:18 PM   #1
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rpm does not find dependencies?

Hi all! I am very new to the Linux world and i was thrown into getting Oracle Enterprise Linux (RHEL 4) and Oracle 9i installed onto a server! I got the OS installed ok but it seems that there are a bunch of other packages that need to be installed in order to even start the Oracle database install. I told told that the following command

rpm --aid -ivh package name

should be able to find and install all dependencies as long as they were in the same folder! This doesn't seem to be the case as i'm constantly getting errors of missing dependencies, all of which are in the same folder!

Am i doing something wrong or was my info wrong?

Thanks a lot of any light you can shed on this.

What i thought would be a 1 or 2 day install process has turned into over a week!!!
Old 01-25-2007, 04:49 PM   #2
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The '--aid' function doesn't perform dependency resolution. From 'man rpm':

--aid  Add suggested packages to the transaction set when needed.
Suggested packages are not the same as dependencies (which are requisites). To perform dependency resolution, you need to use a higher-level application, like yum:

yum install packageName

If the files are in a local directory:

yum localinstall packageName

Last edited by macemoneta; 01-25-2007 at 04:51 PM.


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