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Old 02-14-2005, 04:44 PM   #1
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damned PHP Prerequisites

Hey I'm trying to load PHP 5, I initally downloaded it and ran it thru the YAST RPM installer, everytime I try to load it, it says you need libxml2 installed, so I get that. Then it wants libssl and I got that installed it then tried PHP 5 install again. NOW it wants like 20 prerequisites before loading PHP! Why the hell don't all these come on the OS or something? Someone please explain whats going on here.

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Old 02-14-2005, 05:16 PM   #2
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Its called dependacy hell. It is the bane of RPM based packege managers. You could try getting synaptic to run but that may or maynot work with Suse 9.1

The link to synaptic is:

Also if you are not too invested in Suse or Redhat you could try Conectiva 10 which is a Redhat based distro from Brazil that has the Synaptic package manager natively running in the distro.

Everytime I do update software with synaptic it prompts me to install dependant applications that support the software I wish to install.

I hope this helps,



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