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Old 04-18-2004, 01:52 AM   #1
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Unhappy RPM Errors

Well I have given up on getting Kopete working, and I have downloaded the *.rpm files for GAIM and AIM. However, when I go to install them, I get errors like:

failed dependencies: is needed for AIM

What would you guys suggest doing?

Thanks for your time and help,
Old 04-18-2004, 03:23 AM   #2
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That error tells you that you need to install a packages containing that file.
Go to and search for
Get one of the packages found and install that together with AIM like this:
rpm -ivh aim... <other package name>
Old 04-18-2004, 07:21 AM   #3
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go to


check the SUSE check box

and enter in the text box

then click the radio button that says
Search for rpms which contain given file name (1) e.g.

then click search.

this will find packages that have the dependency that you require. Download and install it then you will be able to install your other program

Old 04-18-2004, 12:00 PM   #4
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Thank you so much! I am yet to be let down by this community.



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