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Re: Listing hardware



On Fri, 2006-03-10 at 14:53 -0500, Beartooth wrote:
> On Fri, 10 Mar 2006 19:47:43 +0000, Anne Wilson wrote:
> [...]
> >> rpm -Uvh \
> >> http://ftp.belnet.be/packages/dries.ulyssis.org/fedora/fc4/i386/RPMS.dries/
> >>rpmforge-release-0.2-2.2.fc4.rf.i386.rpm
> >>
> > 
> > Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
> >         package rpmforge-release-0.2-2.2.fc4.rf is already installed
> > 
> > It's Friday night, and all sensible people stop trying to be intelligent, and 
> > grab a bottle instead.
> 
> One other trick, that sometimes works and is easier when it does. When you
> do the rpm and get a dependency failure -- say "requires ... X ... Y ...
> Z," try doing "yum install X Y Z" and then (assuming yum success) arrowing
> up to do the rpm again. Usually works with Pine from UW, for instance.

Normally you can just use yum to do this for you:

$ sudo yum localinstall some.rpm

This will attempt to install the rpm you've downloaded, plus any
dependencies it needs (X, Y, and Z in your example).

It didn't work in Anne's case because she hadn't yet imported the GPG
keys for the repository she was trying to use, so a "raw" rpm command
was necessary on that occasion.

Paul.


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