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Old 04-06-2006, 09:46 PM   #1
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Determining dependencies versions


I am working on installing a package on a fedora 4 system that has the following dependencies.

* libxml2 v2.4.10 or newer
* libxslt v1.0.7 o newer
* ucd-snmp or net-snmp
* openssl - always use latest version
* QT 3.1.x, 3.2.x, 3.3.x

Can someone explain to me how to determine if these packages are installed and the version of the installed package.

I know you can run a whereis command and get the binary/source and man location. I am not sure how to determine the version.

Thanks

Brian
 
Old 04-06-2006, 09:57 PM   #2
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There should be an option somewhere on the main menu which lists installed packages (Try 'Add/Remove Applications', under 'System Tools', IIRC).
 
Old 04-06-2006, 10:05 PM   #3
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I found the add/remove applications under system settings. While it does display the packages installed it doesn't give the package versions.

Brian
 
Old 04-06-2006, 10:06 PM   #4
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rpmseek is also a good site to check what supplies, depends, etc on what.
http://www.rpmseek.com
 
Old 04-06-2006, 10:15 PM   #5
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thanks for that info.

I actually found that if you use the locate command it will give the information I was needing.

Brian
 
Old 04-06-2006, 10:18 PM   #6
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You use the query option in rpm e.g.
Code:
$rpm -qa | grep -i libxml
 
Old 04-06-2006, 10:28 PM   #7
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That is exactly what I was looking for, thanks red

Also I don't know why I wasn't thinking of this before, but I just ended up using yum to install the package which handeled any dependencies I was missing.

Brian
 
Old 04-07-2006, 04:53 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by brian_lad
I am working on installing a package on a fedora 4 system that has the following dependencies.

* libxml2 v2.4.10 or newer
* libxslt v1.0.7 o newer
* ucd-snmp or net-snmp
* openssl - always use latest version
* QT 3.1.x, 3.2.x, 3.3.x

Can someone explain to me how to determine if these packages are installed and the version of the installed package.

I know you can run a whereis command and get the binary/source and man location. I am not sure how to determine the version.

Thanks

Brian
You can just use
Code:
yum install whatever.rpm
on your package and it will install all the dependencies for you.
 
  


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