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Old 09-16-2005, 05:03 PM   #1
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Yum in RHEL 4

I am trying to install yum in Red Hat Enterptise Linux 4

I dont want to change my distro as my RHN subscription has NOT expired
I had a bunch of python dependancies but I managed to clear them up.

but I cant figgure these ones out.

this is the results when I try to install it:

warning: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 66534c2b
error: Failed dependencies:
/etc/yum.conf is needed by
/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/ is needed by
/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/rpm is needed by

I have a /etc/yum.conf file (but I have a feeling it is incomplete and I have no idea how to configure that)

the other two I have no idea about.
Old 09-16-2005, 06:43 PM   #2
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Make a backup copy of your existing /etc/yum.conf.

Have you looked here:
yum.conf: (looks like it is kernel dependent)

You should also visit atrpms and import their public key.

Good luck.
Old 09-19-2005, 04:00 PM   #3
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I was not able to install yum, or the target of my little crusade, vlc. but you pointing me at atrpms, led me to learn about apt-get, which in turn let me to synaptic... through synaptic, I have now been abloe to install VLC and its dependancies with no trouble at all, (thanks also to Dag Wieers awesme repository)

so I am now forgetting yum, as I dont need it (though if I was willing to remove up2date from my system I could easily install that too useing apt-get)! thank you again!


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