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Old 08-27-2003, 12:54 AM   #1
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Angry gaim and dependiencies


I hate rpms sometimes ---- i got brave and downloaded the newer version of gaim for fun, tried to install it, and it's demanding a dependency called --\\

error: Failed dependencies:
libgtkspell.so.0 is needed by gaim-0.67-1


i've searched for this, and obviously i have it installed because gaim ran fine before i decided to do this...

what's really weird is when i try to un-install it -- it tells me that it's not installed, but when i try to install it again -- it says it's installed... beats the hell out of me what the deal is... but i remeber there is some way i can tell it to download the dependencies (?) FYI -- runnin redhat 9 on an intel box

thanks
 
Old 08-27-2003, 03:11 AM   #2
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Theres this program called apt get it here http://www.freshrpms.net
install that then as root type
apt-get update after it updates type
apt-get install gaim and it will dowload and install all the dependancies for you ...... great program
 
Old 08-27-2003, 03:31 AM   #3
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also if running in the commandline intimidates you, you can use the apt-get utility the guy above me mentioned to get a GUI for it. just do

apt-get install synaptic

and it will install synaptic for you, all you then need to do is run synaptic and you can sort through the RPMs, you have and don't have. and if you tell it to install a package it will (tell you) and download all the dependencies for that specific package. hope this helps ^_^
 
Old 08-27-2003, 11:45 AM   #4
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and wouldn't you know when i try to download it, freshrpms.net is temporarly down in protest to software patents... grrrrr
 
Old 08-27-2003, 11:53 AM   #5
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netboy_541,

You can still get to their site. There is a link at the bottom of the page. I think they just changed their index page. Try the link below.

http://freshrpms.net/index-main.html

PhilD
 
Old 08-27-2003, 12:13 PM   #6
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i'm downloading it right now -- thanks!
 
Old 08-27-2003, 01:16 PM   #7
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and wouldn't you know it -- i try to install it and the damn thing HANGS!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

I'm about to burn my home directory and DFFR the machine and start from scratch -- this is really really aggravating me...
 
Old 08-27-2003, 01:21 PM   #8
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what do you mean it hangs?
 
Old 08-27-2003, 01:25 PM   #9
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i run rpm -Uvh apt-* and it just sits there...
no drive activity -- nothin...
 
Old 08-27-2003, 02:04 PM   #10
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hot-damn i got it to install -- now does it tell you what's going on when you are installing stuff like it did with update or is it silent?

seems like a handy-dandy program..
 
  


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