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Old 06-17-2008, 12:25 PM   #1
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wvdial installation in Linux


I am using Redhat Linux and while trying to install the wvdial package I encountered the following problems:
1. I downloaded the RPM file for wvdial and tried to install it using the following cmd:

My Command: rpm -i wvdial-1.60-5.fc9.i386

once i enter this the following message appears:

error: failed dependencies: is needed by wvdial-1.60-5.fc9.i386 is needed by wvdial-1.60-5.fc9.i386 is needed by wvdial-1.60-5.fc9.i386 is needed by wvdial-1.60-5.fc9.i386 is needed by wvdial-1.60-5.fc9.i386
So I downloaded the rpm for all the above mentioned files and stored them in /var/tmp

Now, when I tried to install those files one by one, the following messages appeared:

My Command: rpm -i lockdev-1.0.1-2.3.1.src.rpm (from /var/tmp)

error: cannot create %sourcedir /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES

rpm -i libwvstreams-4.4.1-4.fc9.i386

error: open of libwvstreams-4.4.1-4.fc9.i386 failed: No such file or directory

I even tried with rpm -ivh but still no use.

Can anyone suggest me how to install the WVDIAL package?

My requirement is to install the wvdial package. It need not be done in the way I said. If you know of any other simpler way to install the wvdial package I will be glad to accept that. Please send me your suggestions.

Your help will be greatly appreciated.


K.Karthick Annamalai
Old 06-17-2008, 01:26 PM   #2
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Ask yum to do it


#yum --help

or compile it from source


A. Mani


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