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Old 12-03-2003, 11:46 PM   #1
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How do I update the SDL RPM without removing current version?

How do I update SDL? I have libSDL1.2-1.2.5-12mdk, and I just downloaded the SDL-1.2.6-1.i386 rpm. I tried simply installing it, but it conflicted with 1.2.5's files. I can't uninstall 1.2.5 because then it rips out twenty-some programs because of dependancy loss. How do I remove the 1.2.5 rpm and install the 1.2.6 rpm without having to rip out everything? For the update to work do I need an RPM build similar to the old SDL (ie: one from mandrake cooker)?
Old 12-04-2003, 04:16 AM   #2
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Ok, so after reading some of the documentation, I think I might have figured out what I need to do.

I should uninstall the old SDL rpms with the --nodeps option, then install the newer rpms (with --force, if needed). Will this work, or will I only mess up my system?
Old 12-04-2003, 05:23 PM   #3
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try rpm -U filename
Old 12-04-2003, 05:55 PM   #4
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I think I tried that, and it conflicted. I don't think it figured out that the RPM I was trying to install was an updated version of the one it was conflicting with. Anyways, my method did work, or at least all my programs still run. :-D

Old 12-04-2003, 08:34 PM   #5
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install Kpackage and try to install with Kpackage instead, then choose options replace files and packages upgrade ticked by default or even you can test without installing

have phun


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