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Old 08-24-2008, 01:47 PM   #1
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problem with *.rpm files

Hello all

I've some problems with .rpm files
I tey to install the rpm file but I didn't succses
in addition I try this command in the shell:

rpm -ivh RealPlayer11GOLD.rpm

then I get this masseg:
error: Failed dependencies:
lsb >= 3.1 is needed by RealPlayer-

I've make sure about the Capitalization.

plz help!!!!!
Old 08-24-2008, 01:51 PM   #2
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That message just means that for RealPlayer to work, it expects the "lsb" package to be installed - and it's not. It's been a while since I've used a rpm-based distribution, but if I remember correctly, you can install that lsb package with this command, run as root:

yum install lsb
Then just try installing RealPlayer again, and it should hopefully work this time.
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It's telling you that you need lsb package installed before you can install real player. Install lsb.
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error: Failed dependencies:
lsb >= 3.1 is needed by
The information I find via tells me that lsb (Linux Standards Base) is not a package; it is a level of standardization.

Your Linux installation probably conforms to lsb 2.0. You need to upgrade your installation to one that conforms to LSB stantards version 3.1 or higher.

You can read more about LSB here:
Old 08-24-2008, 02:12 PM   #5
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LSB is a standardization, but many (most?) distributions provide a package named "lsb" that implements the standard. As such the package version number may or may not match the Linux Standard Base number. RPM would have no knowledge as to whether or not his system is truly LSB-3 compliant, it just tracks packages. This message from rpm does indeed mean that he needs the package named "lsb".


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