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Old 05-19-2004, 03:09 AM   #1
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Question Can't install kdebase-1.1.2-33, failed dependency that is there.

I'm trying to install kde on a RedHat 7.2 machine that was setup with pretty much everything except without X configured, as it's primary role is a remote desktop. I've installed the rpms for qt1x-1.45-3, kdesupport-1.2.2-12 and kdelibs-1.1.2-15, but when I go to install kdebase-1.1.2-33, it gives the error:

error: failed dependencies: is needed by kdebase-1.1.2-33

However, when i went to /usr/lib/, lo and behold, what else would be there but, along with so.5 and so.5.2.

So, I installed the ncurses4-5.0-5 rpm, expecting that to fix the problem, but i still get the same error.

Any ideas?

Old 05-19-2004, 06:40 PM   #2
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"error: failed dependencies: is needed by kdebase-1.1.2-33"

When rpm checks for dependencies it only looks in the rpm data base. It does not go looking for the actual libraries. So you probably have a case where is not registered in the rpm data base even though you have verified that it really exists. The thing to do in this case is use the rpm --nodeps parameter.

rpm --nodeps -i /pathname/kdebase-blah-blah

Be prepared. Create a LifeBoat CD.

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you just saved me hours of hair pulling!



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