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Re: upgrading numerous packages

Thank you both for the info. Maybe this why I am
having so many dependency problems when I am trying to
install some of these rpm's. In one case I just could
not find the rpm's i needed for redhat and tried to
install the rpm's from conectiva. And that led to a
whole bunch of failed depenedencies etc.

Good to know this!

--- Paul Nasrat <pnasrat redhat com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-05-26 at 11:22 -0700, Vinay
> Venkataraghavan wrote:
> > Hi guys,
> > 
> > Thanks for your replies. I think the problem as
> Sean
> > said was that I was trying to upgrade using the -U
> > option rather than just install it.
> > 
> > I have one other question. Does the distribution
> an
> > rpm comes from matter. For instance if I have an
> rpm
> > that is available from Conectiva, can I use it on
> Red
> > hat. It seems to me that only the architecture
> would
> > matter right?
> Yes - a distribution has it's own packaging policy -
> naming conventions,
> file locations, configuration tools, etc.  Also if
> distributions have
> differing library versions requires wi
> Mixing binary RPM's between distributions is bad -
> As mentioned by Ken, rebuilding a srpm for your
> distribution is one
> option.  Otherwise look for third party repositories
> for your
> distribution (arch, vendor and release matter) that
> may provide the
> package.
> Paul
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