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Old 07-22-2003, 07:09 PM   #1
zepphead5
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Quick RPM question


Hi,
Quick question...why is it when I install RPM packages that require a library older than the one I have i get failed dependencies? I get the same problem even when I force the installation.

Thanks,
Alan
 
Old 07-22-2003, 07:39 PM   #2
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The older libs maynot supply the functions that the newer software may need and/or expect. Consider going to www.freshrpms.net and getting/installing and using apt. It can help.

Cheers--
Charles
 
Old 07-22-2003, 08:42 PM   #3
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Thanks for the help...I'll definitely try it out.
The main thing i'm trying to install is Afterstep. Any help with that would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Alan
 
  


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