LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 05-19-2005, 05:22 PM   #1
hoover93
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: RedHat 9, SuSE 9.2
Posts: 49

Rep: Reputation: 15
rpm dependency errors


I'm trying to install some additional base packages in RedHat 9. From the GUI, I go to System Settings - Add/Remove Applications and check the program group I want to add. The system goes through a dependency check then stops with a message that it can't find certain versions of a dependent rpm's.

I've been using yum to keep the system current with updates from the Fedora Legacy project. If I query my system I find that I alread have the dependent packages installed. In fact, I have newer versions than the Add/Remove Applications routine is looking for.

How can I add some of the base Redhat packages from Add/Remove Applications now that yum has placed newer versions of certain rpm's on my system?

Thanks in advance.

PS. If it helps, it's the "Develoment Tools" that I'm trying to add under Add/Remove.
 
Old 05-19-2005, 07:05 PM   #2
jailbait
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Blue Ridge Mountain
Distribution: Linux Mint 17, Debian 8
Posts: 7,865

Rep: Reputation: 311Reputation: 311Reputation: 311Reputation: 311
"The system goes through a dependency check then stops with a message that it can't find certain versions of a dependent rpm's."

"I've been using yum to keep the system current with updates from the Fedora Legacy project. If I query my system I find that I alread have the dependent packages installed. In fact, I have newer versions than the Add/Remove Applications routine is looking for."

When a rpm is dependent on a specific version of a dependency and refuses to accept newer versions that can mean one of two things:

1. It could be true. I have seen KDE packages that were dependent on a specific version of Qt. Neither higher or lower would do.

2. Somebody goofed. I have seen cases where somebody set a rpm dependency version number and forgot to include "or higher".

"How can I add some of the base Redhat packages from Add/Remove Applications now that yum has placed newer versions of certain rpm's on my system?"

When a high level package manager won't do what you want the solution is usually to drop down into the command line package manager which is far more flexible. In your case you should use rpm to install the packages using the --nodeps option. If you have run into a rpm package missing the "or higher" version test then:

rpm --nodeps -i /pathname/packagename.rpm

should work OK. If it turns out that the dependency restriction really were correct then you can remove the package with:

rpm --nodeps -e packagename

--------------------------
Steve Stites

Last edited by jailbait; 05-19-2005 at 07:08 PM.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Redhat9:rpm dependency errors:libasound.so.2,libasound.so.2(ALSA_0.9) Sailaja Reddy Red Hat 1 06-16-2009 12:41 PM
RPM Dependency Errors on 10.0 Tim Johnson Slackware 5 09-01-2005 10:22 AM
RPM dependency help (apt 4 rpm) Cubsy Linux - Software 4 10-08-2004 04:15 PM
KDE 3.2 dependency errors svarreby Fedora 3 02-16-2004 01:00 PM
Help : rpm dependency error when install video driver rpm ymdwxm Linux - Software 1 04-04-2003 04:55 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:41 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration