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Re: smart package mgr question?



On Sunday 01 October 2006 21:24, Kam Leo wrote:
>On 10/1/06, Ric Moore <wayward4now gmail com> wrote:
>> On Sun, 2006-10-01 at 12:35 +0200, Axel Thimm wrote:
>> > On Sun, Oct 01, 2006 at 03:25:30PM +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
>> > > Ralf Corsepius wrote:
>> > > >True, but ... the classical situation when apt/smart try to
>> > > > downgrade is resolving broken package deps inside of an installed
>> > > > system. apt and smart diagnose them and try to resolve them (by
>> > > > downgrading), yum doesn't diagnose these problems and lets users
>> > > > believe "everything is OK", while it actually isn't.
>> > > >
>> > > >I.e. the fact yum doesn't complain, doesn't mean it is right.
>> > >
>> > > I have run into problems where apt tries to fix the repository
>> > > issues and fails and doesnt let me perform other operations like
>> > > updating a package which is completely unrelated to repo breakages.
>> >
>> > That's true, apt always checks the global health of your system and
>> > bails out if it detects something broken to alert the user. That is a
>> > debatable policy (there is no technical reason to do so) mostly
>> > because it doesn't allow you to use apt anymore to fix the breakage.
>>
>> I yum installed smart and now when I try to invoke it I get this..
>> [root iam ~]# smart --gui
>> error: Interface 'gtk' not available
>>
>> [root iam ~]#
>>
>> Seems a dependency wasn't considered and I have everything gtk
>> installed known to yum... via yum install gtk*  ..about 40 megs worth
>> and I still get this error. Ric
>
>Extras has four packages (smart, smart-update, smart-gui, and
>ksmarttray) available for downloading. You need to install the first
>three to get full capabilities.

I cannot see ksmarttray in extras.

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