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Old 01-19-2004, 09:51 PM   #1
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circular deendencies for libqt3?

Hi all,

I am using Mandrake9.2 and am in the process of compiling kernel 2.6.1 on HP Pavilion
ze4430 laptop.
For that, some of the needed software (oprofile) uses which I currently don't have.

So when I try to install either libqt3 or qt3-common that claim to provide
the mentioned library, I get the following:

[root@localhost downloads]# rpm -ivh libqt3-3.1.2-14mdk.i586.rpm
error: Failed dependencies:
qt3-common = 3.1.2-14mdk is needed by libqt3-3.1.2-14mdk
[root@localhost downloads]# rpm -ivh qt3-common-3.1.2-14mdk.i586.rpm
error: Failed dependencies:
libqt3 = 3.1.2-14mdk is needed by qt3-common-3.1.2-14mdk is needed by qt3-common-3.1.2-14mdk

I guess I am just plain puzzled by two of them being dependent on each other. Can I get any other way? Installation via "Install Software" GUI that would resolve
the dependencies by itself is currently not an option( CDROM cannot be mounted).

Thanks is advance.
Old 01-20-2004, 12:49 AM   #2
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Try specifying them both in the same line.
ie, rpm -ivh libqt3-3.1.2-14mdk.i586.rpm qt3-common-3.1.2-14mdk.i586.rpm. Having said that, mandu has some sort of dependency solving program of its own I believe. It's called urmpi or something like that.
Old 01-20-2004, 07:12 AM   #3
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Whenever you have that circular dependancy problem (happens to me sometimes) usualy you can just use the '-nodeps' option when you instal the first one. It will instal ignoring all dependancies. That dosent mean the dependancies dont have to be installed, just that you can get the first one done and then install the second.
Old 01-20-2004, 04:50 PM   #4
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Thanks for your quick replies, installing them both at the same time worked.


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