Latest LQ Deal: Latest LQ Deals
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 11-09-2007, 08:57 PM   #1
Registered: Aug 2006
Posts: 41

Rep: Reputation: 15
linux dependancies

I am trying to uninstall the cyrus-sasl rpm so I can install from source the latest version of cyrus-sasl (on FC4).

I get this error though:
error: Failed dependencies: is needed by (installed) python-ldap-2.0.6-4.i386 is needed by (installed) openldap-2.2.29-1.FC4.i386 is needed by (installed) sendmail-8.13.7-2.fc4.2.i386 is needed by (installed) cyrus-sasl-devel-2.1.20-6.i386 is needed by (installed) mutt- is needed by (installed) openldap-clients-2.2.29-1.FC4.i386 is needed by (installed) squid-2.5.STABLE13-1.FC4.i386
cyrus-sasl is needed by (installed) openldap-2.2.29-1.FC4.i386
cyrus-sasl = 2.1.20-6 is needed by (installed) cyrus-sasl-devel-2.1.20-6.i386
cyrus-sasl = 2.1.20-6 is needed by (installed) cyrus-sasl-plain-2.1.20-6.i386
cyrus-sasl = 2.1.20-6 is needed by (installed) cyrus-sasl-md5-2.1.20-6.i386
/usr/sbin/saslauthd is needed by (installed) sendmail-8.13.7-2.fc4.2.i386\

What do I need to do to "deal with" the failed dependencies?

Old 11-09-2007, 09:25 PM   #2
Registered: Dec 2003
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 306

Rep: Reputation: 30
I believe you need to install this:

You will have to compile it from source, if you don't want to do that just search for a package for your distro of sasl. I don't know exactly what this is, but my guess would be that it should already be installed, and maybe the installer can't find it.

Try running find / -name libsasl* and see if you come up with anything first.

edit: Oh wait, I didn't realize you were trying to uninstall the program. In that case I'm not too sure. If it were me I'd just ignore it and install from source over top of it. That may not be good advice though so unless you want to risk breaking something I'd not do that lol.

edit2: Rereading your error messages, my best guess here is that the package manager is telling you that you can't uninstall it because it is needed by other programs. See if there's a way to tell the package manager to force the uninstallation. Or maybe those programs/daemons are currently loaded and those libraries are in use, in which case you'll have to stop them all. Maybe try uninstalling it in init 1 or something.

Sorry for all the random guess work, just doing my best to help lol.

Last edited by kryptobs2000; 11-09-2007 at 09:31 PM.
Old 11-09-2007, 09:44 PM   #3
Registered: Aug 2006
Posts: 41

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Well, I am trying to uninstall sasl so I can install the newer version...there isn't a rpm for FC4. I am trying to install the latest version of openldap, and it squaks on the install because it needs the newer version of sasl. Something needs something and other needs something other...


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
dependancies DanB_1983 Linux - Software 6 02-20-2007 09:47 PM
Dependancies DIGITAL39 General 5 10-02-2006 07:10 AM
gDesklets Dependancies ???? hypn0tiq Slackware 5 01-21-2006 01:27 PM
Dependancies dibblethewrecke Linux - Newbie 3 11-24-2003 03:15 PM
dependancies, php bananaman Linux - Software 2 05-21-2003 04:44 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:52 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration