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Old 11-07-2004, 08:49 PM   #1
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Location: Twin Cities, MN, US
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Gnome 2.6.2 and chkfontpath/XFree86 problems

I'm trying to install Gnome 2.6 on my Mandrake 9.2 Chinese (Traditional TW) system. I seem to be in dependency hell.

Gnome 2.6 shows up in the RPMdrake list, but when I try to install it, I get the following error:
The following packages have to be removed for other to be upgraded:

chkfontpath-1.9.10-1mdk.i586 (due to missing XFree86-xfs)

Is it okay to continue?
When I try to install XFree86-xfs, I get the following message:
Some package requested cannot be installed:
XFree86-xfs-4.3-32.2.100mdk.i586 (due to unsatisfied XFree86-libs[== 4.3-32.2.100mdk])
do you agree ?
As far as I can tell, that package doesn't exist. There is, however, something called libxfree-4.3-32.2.100mdk. However, when I try to install that, I get the following error:
Some package requested cannot be installed:
XFree86-4.3-24.5.92mdk.i586 (due to unsatisfied libxfree86[== 4.3-24.5.92mdk])
do you agree ?
I found and tried to install libxfree86-4.3-24.5.92mdk, but I then get this error:
Some package requested cannot be installed:
XFree86-server-4.3-24.5.92mdk.i586 (due to missing XFree86-xfs-4.3-23mdk.i586)
XFree86-xfs-4.3-23mdk.i586 (trying to promote XFree86-xfs)
xorg-x11-xfs-6.7.0-3mdk.i586 (due to unsatisfied chkfontpath[*])
do you agree ?
So the thing requires an earlier version of itself?!? And I've now looped back to the chkfontpath requirement. Is this not the very definition of dependency hell?

What should I do? Try to install gnome-2.6.2 with nodeps? I'm pretty lost here.

Thanks in advance for any help!

Update: I have tried other programs besides Gnome 2.6.2 and had the same problems.

Last edited by Jiawen; 11-07-2004 at 09:09 PM.


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