Re: Major Red-Carpet Installer Problems
- From: Silviu Cojocaru <silviucj yahoo com>
- To: Ian Peters <itp ximian com>
- Cc: gnome-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Major Red-Carpet Installer Problems
- Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2001 11:22:59 +0300
Thursday, April 26, 2001, 1:38:58 AM, Ian Peters wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 25, 2001 at 05:54:01PM -0400, 1stFlight wrote:
>> I just downloaded and installed the new Red-Carpet 1.0, and
>> when I go to verify packages it asks to remove all of my KDE
>> files! WTF!?! Then when I go to update Ximian Gnome to 1.4,
>> it lists a bunch of files it says are missing that are
>> already present on my system! What's wrong here?
> Red Carpet uses the package management system on your machine
> to verify dependencies and decide what files are needed.
> If you don't have the correct dependencies installed, Red
> Carpet will suggest that you removed that packages. Just
> because you have the files installed on your system doesn't
> mean you have the correct entries in the RPM database.
> What this means in your case is that you have KDE RPM's
> installed with --force --nodeps, and you have files installed
> on your system that RPM is looking for, but they are installed
> by hand rather than through the RPM mechanism.
> So, as to what's wrong here, it appears that your KDE
> installation is force-installed (or you have force removed
> dependencies of KDE after installation), and you have
> installed packages by hand rather than through RPM without
> telling the RPM database about it.
> Perhaps Red Carpet isn't the right tool for you, since you
> don't seem to want to be bound by the package management
> system. All of our RPM's are available by ftp if you'd like to
> install them by hand (with whatever --force flags turn out to
> be necessary).
So wouldn't an rpm -rebuildb command help solve the dependencies
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