Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
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.


  Search this Thread
Old 10-30-2003, 12:16 PM   #1
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: denver
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 97

Rep: Reputation: 15
RPM Dependency Problem

Morning All,
Firstly, I'm running Redhat 7.3

Now, for Jo's dump question for the day...
I am trying to install the glibc RPM, which requires the glibc-common.

Here in lies the problem, I can't install glibc-common without installing glibc BUT I can't install glibc without installing glibc-common.

How do I get round this dependecny problem?

Old 10-30-2003, 12:29 PM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Indiana
Distribution: Suse 6.0+, Mandrake 5.0-10.0, Redhat 6.0-9.0, Gentoo 1.2+, Gnoppix, Knoppix, Sabayon, Ubuntu 5.04+
Posts: 1,811

Rep: Reputation: 45
rpm -Uvh.... BOTH FILE NAMES...
Old 10-30-2003, 12:31 PM   #3
LQ Guru
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 2,018

Rep: Reputation: 48
If you run RPM from the command-line, you can give it a list of RPMs to install, and it will resolve any inter-dependencies like that. Try this from a terminal window:

rpm -Uvh glibc-x-x-x.rpm glibc-common-x.x.x.rpm

(where x-x-x is whatever version you are trying to install).

Upgrading glibc can be a big hassle, though, so you may find that there are other dependencies. You also might encounter new problems with already-installed software. I recently went through this and had to install/upgrade something like 100 packages in order to get everything working again!
Old 10-30-2003, 12:54 PM   #4
Registered: Oct 2003
Distribution: FC4/5 & RHEL4
Posts: 133

Rep: Reputation: 15
there is always the --nodeps option ??

not really the best way to do it though.. better try the above methods first.


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
rpm dependency problem nkshirsagar Red Hat 1 01-12-2005 05:55 AM
rpm dependency problem Baltasar Linux - Software 2 12-27-2004 02:24 PM
command line rpm dependency problem rolandkirk55 Linux - Software 0 09-07-2004 08:14 PM
rpm dependency resolution problem blahJake Mandriva 2 03-01-2004 08:53 PM
rpm dependency problem horence Linux - Software 1 02-24-2004 12:20 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:30 PM.

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