Installing KDE...

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by TheDarkHorizon, Jan 7, 2004.

  1. TheDarkHorizon

    TheDarkHorizon \xC0\xFF\xEE

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    RPM kept telling me I was missing dependencies, when they were there. Is it okay to force an installation by using the --nodeps parameter like I did?

    Code:
    [[email protected] kde]# rpm -ivh kdebase-3.1.4-0.9x.1.i386.rpm
    error: Failed dependencies:
    		/etc/X11/xdm/Xaccess is needed by kdebase-3.1.4-0.9x.1
    		/etc/X11/xdm/Xservers is needed by kdebase-3.1.4-0.9x.1
    		/etc/X11/xdm/Xsession is needed by kdebase-3.1.4-0.9x.1
    		/etc/X11/xdm/Xsetup_0 is needed by kdebase-3.1.4-0.9x.1
    		/etc/X11/xdm/Xwilling is needed by kdebase-3.1.4-0.9x.1
    [[email protected] kde]# ls /etc/X11/xdm
    authdir  GiveConsole  pixmaps	  Xaccess	 Xresources  Xsession  Xwilling
    chooser  kdmrc		TakeConsole  xdm-config  Xservers	Xsetup_0
    [[email protected] kde]# rpm --nodeps -ivh kdebase-3.1.4-0.9x.1.i386.rpm
    Preparing...				########################################### [100%]
       1:kdebase				########################################### [100%]
    [[email protected] kde]#
     
  2. Rob

    Rob OT Supporter

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    I think the big question is.......did it run after you installed it? :confused:
     
  3. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Like Rob said, if it works then there wasn't a problem.
     
  4. Aimless

    Aimless Resident drunkey

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    Mmmmmmm debian :o
     
  5. col_panic

    col_panic calm like a bomb Moderator

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    do an ls -l on the /etc/X11/xdm/ directory and make sure those aren't just pointers to things that do not exist
     
  6. TheDarkHorizon

    TheDarkHorizon \xC0\xFF\xEE

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    Yes it worked, and yes they existed (they weren't symlinks). It works fine, I just wanted to make sure it wouldn't cause a problem later on.
     
  7. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    That's a situation where I'd really REALLY want to use apt-get to automatically resolve dependencies. That way you can be assured there won't be a problem.
     

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