> >For example, when I try to install from the 2.2 non-kde set 'glibc' it
> >about an invalid glibc-common, and when I try to install glibc-common,
> >it complains about an invalid glibc.
OK, people. I need to vent a bit. I keep reading posts from people who
don't know how to install kde via rpm (at least the non-trivial kde rpms
with dependencies). It's really not that hard. Really.
Now, It would even be abolutely easiest if distributions had a single rpm
for all of kde:
rpm --install kde-everything-2.2.1-1.i386.rpm.
Of course, this file would be absolutely HUGE and include ALL of kde, which
most people don't really want or need. So, kde is chopped into parts. The
problem with this is that these individual parts get numerous, and some of
these parts depend on other parts, so it gets a little more complicated to
Here's my first a bit of suggestions/help:
1st, sometimes packages need to be installed AT THE SAME TIME, in order to
handle some complicated cross-dependencies, etc...
In the case above, glibc and glibc-common can be upgraded using:
rpm -Uvh glibc-2.2*.rpm glibc-common-2.2*.rpm
2nd, if the above step fails, add the new required rpm on the same line and
rpm -Uvh glibc-2.2*.rpm glibc-common-2.2*.rpm newdependancy.rpm
and repeat until all dependencies are satisfied.
If you STILL can't figure it out, please post here your specific problem and
errors you receive. I (and others I'm sure) are here and are very willing
to help you if you provide enough detail.
handle it and wait for a distribution to include KDE 2.2.1 for you (like the
soon to be released RedHat 7.2).
p.s. And Please, please do not ever use rpm --force (or rpm --nodeps).
Dependencies are there for a reason.
p.p.s. Newer versions of redhat's up2date and ximian's red-carpet are nice
ways of distributing software that handles dependencies for you (ie, it
automatically installs/upgrades prerequisites), but of course, these need to
be setup for you (by redhat, ximian respectively), of course.
Computer System Administrator
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Nebraska Lincoln