Robert P. J. Day wrote: > actually, this is technically about installing fedora packages on > centos 5.4 but, obviously, the same issues apply. and i asked about > this on the centos list but i'd like the fedora perspective as well. > > the short version -- someone running centos 5.4 needs a fairly new > version of poppler-utils for "pdftohtml". the current version of that > package is 0.5.4, and there is (AFAICT) no updated version. > > that package is currently up at version 0.12: > http://poppler.freedesktop.org/. for this person's software to work, > his centos box *must* have a newer version of poppler-utils than what > is currently available for centos 5.4. > > apparently, the problem was solved by (yeesh) installing a newer > version package in the form of a fedora rpm. how the heck does *that* > work? wouldn't that make a mess of the package history? i imagine i > would need, what, --nodeps and --ignorearch? but is there a better > way to do this? i simply don't see a newer centos/rhel package, which > would be the obvious solution. > FWIW, I've a RHELv4.8 system for which I needed certain packages at versions not supplied by RHEL. In several cases I found what I needed in Fedora and it installed without issue. In my case no need for --nodeps and --ignorearch or anything else to get what I needed installed. Frankly, if I found I would need --nodeps to install I wouldn't since I feel it would be highly unlikely that the package would then function as expected...or may affect other packages. The only thing I had to do, for at least one package, was to add it to the exclude list since up2date kept trying to downgrade it. Also on the down side.... I fully expect this system would fail to upgrade to 5.X should I attempt to do it.
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