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Old 06-15-2009, 07:05 AM   #1
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CentOS 5 missing dependency

I am trying to install pidgin, I did add the repo to CentOS 5. I got some dependency errors that I solved through google.

However, now I am stuck with this dependency error:

Error: Missing Dependency: is needed by package libpurple

I cant find it online.

Please help
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What repo did you add? Pidgin is in updates by the look of things, and a simple "yum install pidgin" should have been all you needed.

Running a test install on CentOS 5.3 doesn't throw up any unresolved dependencies.
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It's (usually) not a good idea / not necessary to download individual packages to meet dependencies. That's what your repositories are for.


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