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Re: package installation issue.

Jeff wrote:

On Tue, 13 Apr 2004 08:09:31 -0400, Marvin Blackburn wrote:
I keep running into this issue.

I try to load a package, say packageX. When I try to install, it says that i need fileY to resolve some dependency. How can I find the package that might contain that fileY, so I can install packageX.

If a previous version of the file is on the system, you can often
see what package it was associated with. But if the file is not
there, what do you do.

Any help would be appreciated.
Marvin Blackburn
Systems Administrator
Glen Raven
"He's no failure.  He's not dead yet" --William Lloyd George

just to add to everyone else's replies on this about rpmfind.net, I have found it MUCH easier to use apt to solve rpm dependencies - especially when i first started with linux. The biggest pain i came across when installing rpms were the dependencies - say i wanted to install packageX and it might need packages A, B & C, but in-turn those packages may also need other rpms so before you know it you need to find tons of packages to solve all the deps.

have a look at http://apt.freshrpms.net/ -- its well worth the download.


And just to add to that, up2date will solve dependencies as well.


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