Re: Red Carpet 0.9 beta

On Fri, Feb 23, 2001 at 11:23:33AM +1300, Renze de Ruiter wrote:
> On Fri, 23 Feb 2001 11:18:38 Ian Peters wrote:
> > Letting RC be more lax about resolving dependencies unrelated to the
> > current transaction will help this problem, but beyond that's it's
> > really not something we can solve.
> This will be a good first step... I'd rather not have RC break my system in
> order to solve what it thinks are dependency issues.

That's the feedback we've gotten from a number of users, so that's
currently our highest priority for the next release (0.9.1, hopefully

> Also, I have never found any information on how to update the RPM database
> when installing software from tarball.  I've never needed to until now.

You have two options here:

1) Use rpm -Uvh --justdb on a real RPM which provides a library you've
  installed from source, to make the db think the package is installed
  without actually installing any files from the package

2) Use the /usr/lib/rpm/vpkg-provides* scripts

Hope this helps,

Ian Peters      " is 5 am and the sun has charred the other
itp gnu org      side of the earth and come back to us and painted
itp ximian com   the smoke over our heads an imperial violet..."

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