Ok, I wanted to try this program that is supposed to be good.
When I tried to install AbiWord using rpm, I get the error
"only packages with major numbers <= 3 are supported by this version of RPM"
Ok, after searching the net, I found rpm version 4 out there
(I was using rpm 3.0.3). So, I download rpm for rpm 4.0, but
when I try to install rpm 4.0 using my current rpm, I also get
the same error.
So, I search the net again, and I find someone saying that rpm 3.0.5
will not give the above error. So, I search for rpm 3.0.5 and downdownload
the rpm file for it.
I rpm -Uhv it, but I get dependcy error, it wanted these
error: failed dependencies:
textutils is needed by rpm-3.0.5-9.6x
sh-utils is needed by rpm-3.0.5-9.6x
bzip2 >= 0.9.0c-2 is needed by rpm-3.0.5-9.6x
libbz2.so.0 is needed by rpm-3.0.5-9.6x
Ok, so I hit the net again searching for textutils, I download
it, then I do
root>rpm -Uhv textutils-2.0g-1.i386.rpm
only packages with major numbers <= 3 are supported by this version of RPM
error: textutils-2.0g-1.i386.rpm cannot be installed
Ok, so to update my rpm, I need an rpm that needs a packages that
will not install with my current rpm.
This is so amazing. NO wonder 90% of the world uses windows.
On windows, I never had such idiotic installation problems. never.
back to windows, you guys can keep this junk.
it is true what they say, linux is for those whose time is worthless.
It has been years, and this system is still as hard to install
programs for as ever, I thought maybe after all this time, someone
would have fixed this crap. But I was wrong.