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comtex 09-18-2003 11:54 AM

Packages not found problem
I installed RH9 on a PC, Workstation option, and went with the default all the rest of the way. Only thing I did after the install was up2date.

Now I want to install additional options/packages like like development tools but it wont because it says that certain packages are not found. eg. when I select development tools it says that "drb5-libs" and "openssl" packages are not found!

Same thing happens with other options! How do I get it to install these missing packages? For a linux beginner, RH Linux is a pain in the but.

Thanks for your help.

DrOzz 09-18-2003 11:59 AM

well thats what are called dependancies and just search for the packages and install them....i can't explain it any more simpler than always will have resources such as
rh9 rpms or
and also you can always try your distros cds and install packages that way, and you could even try the graphical tool by typing:

comtex 09-18-2003 12:06 PM

I'm using redhat-config-packages and that's where I'm running into this problem.

DrOzz 09-18-2003 12:34 PM

well like my alternative was go to a site such as those suggested and get the packages...

comtex 09-18-2003 12:53 PM

Did that for "krb5-libs" version 1.2.7-10, but when I try to install it it says the the package is already installed, a newer version exists. But when I install "krb5-server" package it asks for "krb5-libs" version 1.2.7-10 which is an older version then what I got. So much for up2date!

How do I get around this one? I suspect that all of the other "missing packages" are due to the same problem, up2date installed a newer version but when I do the add/remove packages thing, it is still looking for older versions.

misc 09-18-2003 01:28 PM

DrOzz: It's not normal. It's a (known) bug in redhat-config-packages. The tool is helpless once updated packages have been installed from RHN. It fails to resolve the dependencies with an internal package list because it doesn't know about the new packages from RHN.

The successful work-around which I've been suggesting elsewhere for some time is to install the conflicting packages via up2date and the rest with redhat-config-packages. In this case, all the -devel packages which redhat-config-packages complains about: up2date -u krb5-devel openssl-devel plus any not mentioned by the original poster.

comtex 09-18-2003 01:39 PM

Thanks for your help. I will try this and see what happens.

The reason for me to be playing with Linux is because I/we as an organization are looking to get away from MS Windows. But so far it seams that Linux has just as many problems or more then windows does. Maybe in another 5 years Linux will be a viable option? Please, don't draw your flame thrower, I'm quite charred already.

misc 09-18-2003 02:47 PM


Please, don't draw your flame thrower, I'm quite charred already.
Rest assured, it's not that easy to get me to cast fireballs at you. It would take much more than two poor lines of a dubious comparison. ;)

comtex 09-18-2003 03:35 PM

Hmmm! Funny how you take this so personal while saying that you will not flame me!

But back to the subject, I'm no friend of MSWin, but so far I have not seen much that would make me switch to Linux, as much as I would like to.

1. RH Linux runs slower then Win XP on identical PCs
2. is even more sluggish
3. Learning/retraining admins/user expensive not to motion existing investment in apps/dbs/etc.

Please don't take this personal, just stating some observations I have made. I'm not given up on Linux yet, but RH seams to have its share of bugs/problems. I will try Mandrake 9.1 and see where that takes me.

misc 09-18-2003 04:03 PM

Listen, I don't respond to such kind of posts (and I won't go into detail on what it would take to get me to reply). I don't take it personal either. You've misinterpreted my posting. If luck has it, maybe some other readers will take your bait and start a long off-topic discussion.

Pick the operating system and software that meets your various requirements best.

comtex 09-18-2003 04:23 PM

"I don't respond to such kind of posts"

If you don't why didn't you comment on the specific points I made about the subject rather then on philosophical believes?

"will take your bait"

Who is taking the bait? What bait?

I made 3 remarks about what I have observed which you seam to have completely missed. If your observations do not agree with mine, then please point out my error (it is called the scientific method). Save your religious believes for some other time. Stick with the facts!

Comment on the 3 points I made which are base on first hand observation.

misc 09-18-2003 04:27 PM

You don't want to understand. I consider this thread closed. Afterall, it is about redhat-config-packages.

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