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Old 04-04-2009, 11:43 PM   #1
Red Squirrel
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How do I make the OS think a program is installed?


I ran into dependency hell trying to install mysql++ on a centOS 5 server.

Code:
error: Failed dependencies:
        mysql-devel is needed by mysql++-devel-3.0.9-1.i386
Yes, the program requires itself to be installed, so I can install it. WTF?

Is there a way to trick the OS into thinking it actually is installed? Then if I do that, is there a way to force it to install anyway (as it will probably say that it's already installed).
 
Old 04-05-2009, 12:04 AM   #2
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Hi -

It's possible that "mysql-devel" and "mysql++-devel" are two separate packages. If you haven't already, please try this:
Quote:
yum install mysql-devel
If you still have problems, please cut/paste the exact command, and the resulting error message (like you did above - the more, the better).

Thanx in advance .. PSM

Last edited by paulsm4; 04-05-2009 at 12:06 AM.
 
  


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