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Old 09-08-2002, 02:33 PM   #1
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Resolving dependencies

I am attempting to install ripperX (rpm) under Slack 8.1. I have tried both kpackage and rpm -i from the command line (and pkgtool, which just craps out after the first menu for some reason).

Under both methods I am informed of many dependencies. All of the other packages are installed, however. How can I make the ripperX rpm aware of this fact? The kpackage guide notes that a package.txt file can be used in slack, but I do not have such a file on my system.

Old 09-08-2002, 02:50 PM   #2
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Uhm, its a very bad idea to try installing RPMs in Slack, but slack comes with a neat tool called rpm2tgz. Run rpm2tgz on ripperX rpm and then you'll get a .tgz package, just install it with installpkg. If that doesnt work (it should but just in case) download ripperX source and compile it, its way better.
Hope that helps
Old 09-08-2002, 03:45 PM   #3
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Thank you. I just downloaded the tarball and installed that way. As cool as rpm2tgz may be, is there really anything out there that you can't get as a tarball?
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Yep, MS Windows Operating *cough* System *cough* , at least officially you can't.
Old 09-08-2002, 04:21 PM   #5
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Well, I would venture a guess at a very HUGE list of things you can't get as a tarball, but then when you put filters like: can run on most linux boxes, then you would shorten my list down to almost zilch.

For example, I don't think I have ever seen an actual physical McLaren F1 in a tarball



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