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Re: smart package mgr question?



Just do a yum smart-tray and you should get it. I got it last night just fine ----- Original Message ----- From: "Gene Heskett" <gene heskett verizon net>
To: "For users of Fedora Core releases" <fedora-list redhat com>
Sent: Sunday, October 01, 2006 10:51 PM
Subject: 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.


Just do a yum smart-tray and you should get it. I got it last night just fine
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