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Old 07-30-2002, 06:17 PM   #1
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Gnome 2 & suse 8.0

I running suse linux 8.0 with gnome 1.4, yesteday I downloaded gnome 2 rpms for suse 8.0 but I can't update it..... I using the command rpm -U *.rpm but it tells me that the update failed. What I did wrong or what must to do?

Any help 'll be usefull.
Old 07-30-2002, 06:30 PM   #2
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We need error messages or something, upgrade failed is too broad to be answered
Old 07-30-2002, 08:07 PM   #3
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I guess if u do a rpm -U *.rpm , then rpms will be processed alphabetically and most likely dependency check will fail.

In Mdk we can use rpminst that will take care of the dependency. I also installed Gnome 2.0 on my Suse 8.0 system. I had to use a little crude and brute force way for doing this by rpm -Uvh *.rpm --nodeps --force. Then I did a SuSEconfig after the rpms were installed.

I hope someone can show me a better way of doing this. I wonder if YaST2 can used to install downloaded rpms and also take care of the dependencies.
- Manas
Old 07-31-2002, 03:37 PM   #4
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Thank you manaskb i did it and worked, and I think that we can't use YaST2 to install RPMs.....
thanks again!


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