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Re: up2date 'breaks' RPM dependency database?

On Tue, 2003-03-25 at 17:02, lemons_terry@emc.com wrote:
> Hi
> Recently, I:
> *	installed Red Hat Linux 8.0
> *	ran Red Hat's 'up2date' facility
> Now, I need to add 'gcc' to this system (I didn't install the 'Development
> Tools' major package group originally).  So, using the Red Hat Package
> Management GUI, I selected the 'Development Tools' major package group, and
> clicked 'Update'.  A minute later, a popup window appeared, saying:
> "Packages not found
> The following packages could not be found on your system.  Installation
> cannot continue until they are installed."
> The list of packages includes:
> openssl-0.9.6b-29
> openldap-2.0.25-1
> But, when I use 'rpm -q' to check my system, I find the following installed:
> openssl-0.9.6b-31
> openldap-2.0.27-2.8.0
> Since the versions installed are greater than the versions needed, I would
> have thought the installation could occur.  Does RPM REALLY check for the
> EXACT version needed?
> How can I update RPM's version dependency database by hand, if necessary, to
> allow these newer versions?  Is this a good idea?
> A colleague suggested that I edit script files.  But I said, 'Nay, nay, we
> are not savages here.  This is Red Hat Linux'.
> What to do?

up2date gcc

That'll download and install the latest version of gcc available and any
dependencies it might need.

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