> I'm trying to install xmms-0.9.1-1.i386.rpm and in doing an rpm -ivh, it
> tells me that I have unresolved dependencies, namely glib and gtk+ must be
> I downloaded
> gtk+-1.2.2-1.i386.rpm and
> but also saw a glib-devel and gtk+-devel...rpm's
> Do I need these "devel" libraries?
You only need them if you're planning on building things from
source, or building your own RPMs from source RPMs.
Quote:> Is it OK for the "devel" libraries to be out of "synch"?
I don't believe that RPM will let you... that is, if you
try to install glib-1.2.2 over glib-1.2.1 and glib-devel-1.2.1, you'll
get an error: 'glib-devel-1.2.1 needs glib-1.2.1' or something. My
advice: use the -test flag to rpm to test things before you do them.
> To install glib and gtk+, do I just
> rpm -Uvh glib-1.2.2-1.i386.rpm and
> rpm -Uvh gtk+-1.2.2-1.i386.rpm
> and then
> rpm -ivh xmms-0.9.1-1.i386.rpm
Yeah, that sounds about right... as I said, you might want to
try them all with the '-test' flag first, so that you don't run into
any unfortunate surprises. It's a little redundant, but better safe
than sorry, IMO.
Quote:> Do I have to uninstall X11amp beta first? (rpm -e)
It's probably a good idea. I don't think Xmms will automatically
uninstall it, since it's a different name.
Quote:> This sounds TOO easy
Who said everything about Linux is difficult? :)
Quote:> and as you can tell, I'm worrying about screwing up
> big time here. I've read that I can do that in searching about xmms and the
> glib/gtk+ libraries!
There was a big change a while back going from glib-1.0.6 and
gtk+-1.0.6 to glib-1.2 and gtk+-1.0.6. It was possible to royally
*up your system, especially since a lot of apps still required
gtk+-1.0.6 and glib-1.0.6. You shouldn't have too many problems since
you're only going from 1.2.1 -> 1.2.2.
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