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Old 02-27-2003, 09:06 AM   #1
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"packages not found" ERROR

Hi there,

I'm installing (using the Add/Remove packages) the Development Tools.
When I select anything (or even nothing) to install and press "Upgrade", I get the error:

Packages not found.
The following packages could not be found on your system. Installation can not continue until they are installed.

Unlocatable package:
cyrus-sasl = 2.1.7-2
Required by:

Unlocatable package:
krb5-libs = 1.2.5-6
Required by:

How can I solve this problem?

Thanks in advance,

Old 02-27-2003, 02:41 PM   #2
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Find them on the CD's and install them. If the GUI can't install them then use "rpm -U <pkg_name>" on the command line.

ALso, run "rpm -qa | grep cyrus*" or "rpm -qa | grep krb5-libs*" to see if they are installed. If so, compare the version numbers to make sure yours are the same as the CD requires.
Old 02-27-2003, 02:47 PM   #3
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Is there an option to tell your package manager to automatically try and install depended packages too? Saves having to install that list of them from CD first, then what you were originally going to install.


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