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Old 02-14-2004, 01:11 AM   #1
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Mandrake 9.0 mistakenly reports that packages are installed

Hey all,
I'm trying to put The Gimp on my Toshiba Portege laptop, running Mandrake 9.0. The rpm doesn't work because of missing/misplaced dependancies, ditto the tarball. Usually my solution with Drake (and especially with a common app like this one) is to install it from the CD using rpmdrake.
However, whenever I try, the installer selects Gimp and all of its dependancies, attempts to install them (the CD spins up), and then a popup box reports that "All packages are already installed (Is this supposed to happen?)". I've done a through search using locate and Drake's Software Management, and the only Gimp-related app installed is gimp-print.
How do I update/clear the list of things Mandrake thinks are installed??

Old 02-14-2004, 01:28 AM   #2
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The same kind of deal happened to me with SuSE. The only difference was that I was trying to install the kernel-source. Later I found out that SuSE doesn't ship with the kernel-source on the cd's. Your best bet would be to try and install gimp from a rpm package, locally. Maybe when you double click on it it will open the rpm manager, still solve the dependencies and install it. This worked with SuSE for me a couple of times, but I am not sure on MDK. Hope it works.


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