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Old 09-09-2003, 03:11 PM   #1
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Question Dependency Hell

I've been reading a lot about "dependency hell" associated with RPM distros? Is this a problme in Mandrake? Has anyone had any experience downloading new packages for Mandrake?
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I've never had any problems with dependencies, but then again I've never tried any other packages than Mandrake's own. urpmi is a very nice tool
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Urpmi has a list of sources, which you can add to via the Software Source Manager screen, or use the commands generated by the Easy Urpmi site. If you select an item which you've searched through the sources for, it'll automatically get the dependancies too, so you dont need to install them one by one in a specific order.
You can still install downloaded .rpm packages like normal, and they'll appear in the Urpmi Remove software screen, as it still uses your rpm database.


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