[K12OSN] Re: 1st try samba/ldap = (missing perl Net::LDAP and perl Net::LD

David Trask dtrask at vcs.u52.k12.me.us
Fri Jun 18 18:18:41 UTC 2004

Of course!  Thanks Chris you answered a lot of questions for me.  I never
thought about simply it was checking the rpm database!  Boy do I feel like
an idiot.  Thanks!  You da' man too!

"Support list for opensource software in schools." <k12osn at redhat.com>
>I think I can explain this. When you attempted to install the 
>smbldap-tools RPM, rpm checked only its internal database to see if the 
>required RPMs are already installed. Since you used CPAN to install the 
>Net::LDAP bundle, rpm had no idea they were actually there. This would 
>be true of any package you installed from a source other than an RPM 
>package. For example, if you installed apache from source instead of an 
>RPM, any other RPM requiring apache would not install.
>Had you chosen to install the smbldap-tools rpm with the '--nodeps' 
>flag, you would probably have had a perfectly fine working system, but I 
>don't blame you for finding and installing the Net-LDAP RPM, as that was 
>the safer way to handle it.
>Hope this helps!

David N. Trask
Technology Teacher/Coordinator
Vassalboro Community School
dtrask at vcs.u52.k12.me.us

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