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Old 08-26-2005, 10:41 AM   #1
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Building from src.rpm dependency question

I've build R from the src rpm since I'm running RH EL4 x86_64. It compiled and made the rpm no problem. But now when it comes to installing it, it complains about needing /usr/local/bin/perl. I've looked through the spec file and can find nothing about changing that dependency.

I've tried installing it with force using rpm --ihv --force or rpm --install --force but no luck. Is there a way I can build an empty rpm that provides /usr/local/bin/perl?

Any other ideas?

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Old 09-14-2005, 07:06 PM   #2
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ok. this may sound dumb, but have you tried creating a vacant file with mkdir?
Old 09-14-2005, 10:50 PM   #3
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if you want to force it to install that is missing dependencies, you should use the "--nodeps" option. it will not do a dependency check.

when it says perl is needed, does it cite that a perl rpm is missing or that the specific file "/usr/local/bin/perl" is missing? i find its including the whole path a little peculiar.


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