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Old 02-21-2004, 04:20 PM   #1
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rpm problems


i have problems with my redhat linux 6.1 and installing new programs, it wont install all of the nessecary programs. itll be missing a few. how can i fix this?
 
Old 02-21-2004, 04:22 PM   #2
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that makes very little sense what you've typed there.... but i'm guessing you simply have dependency issues... redhat 6.1 is VERY old now, and you will always have problems installing newer software, i'd strongly advise getting somethign up to date, like fedora core 2 (redhats replacement)
 
Old 02-23-2004, 01:19 AM   #3
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oh, hold on, what i meant was that with the linux 6.1 app disk it wont pull all of the nesseceary parts of the packet and ill get an error message when i uninstall it, it says that its missing some files from the packet and wont work
 
Old 02-23-2004, 01:42 AM   #4
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what do you mean by packet? post the command you're using and its output.
 
Old 02-23-2004, 01:52 AM   #5
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im useing gnome rpm and its not getting all of the nessacerary files, its missing some, so i was wondering if there was a way i could just copy files over and make them work.
 
Old 02-23-2004, 02:03 AM   #6
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well as said before, then this sounds like a dependancy issue. you need to look at the output and see what it's telling you is missing and install those things first. now how to do that from your situation, most likely the things you need that are missing are on one of them install cds. install those first. if the only output you get are something like lib files (like *.so type of files), use google to find out what the package name is that supplies that library and install that package. again, most likely these packages are gonna be on one of your install cds since your trying to install apps from a distro provided app cd.

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