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Tell me your dependencies!

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Why don''t folks tell what dependencies their RPM needs! Why must I wait and download an RPM only to have a nice suprise "Hey! You need blah and blah and blah!" and I go WHAT! I start trying to find it, and its no where in Mandrake''s Package Manager thing. Now where do I find this stuff? Right now I''m trying to install Abiword, and the RPM says it needs libssl.so.2, libcrypto.so.2, and libpng.so.2. Where do I find these? I have the ssl and png packages installed! All thats left are little Apache plugins! Anyways, that''s my gripe. Thanks for listening.

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sudo apt-get install foo

Oops, you said Mandrake, not Debian.

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well, double check that RPM knows their installed, and run ldconfig for good measure, then try again.

if that don''t work, welcome to RPM dependancy hell.

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I just checked for the files it wants, and there they''re there, sort of. libssl.so amd libcrypto.so versions I have are too old, and the libpng.so version I have is too new.

Maybe if I used --nodeps? Can I use --nodeps? It won''t hurt anything if I use --nodeps... I''m gonna try --nodeps!

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I used --nodeps and it installed it, but when I first ran it it complained about not finding libpng.so.2, so I made a symbolic link from libpng.so.2 to libpng.so.3! Sneaky, ain''t I! Now AbiWord works!

I probably just broke everything.

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Nah, you''ll probably be ok doing that. Going backwards is often ok, going forwards can be disastrous.

Next time, use rpmfind.net - you can search for individual files/libraries within packages for your flavor of distro.

Of course, RPM still sucks.

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Yup. Everything is ducky. But after using AbiWord for a little bit, I decided I needed a table, and I couldn''t figure out how to add a table. Apparently AbiWord doesn''t have tables!

So I just cranked up OpenOffice''s word processor. Gah! That thing is so UGLY! It looks like Windows or something!

I still can''t get Mandrake to print to a printer hooked up to a Windows machine, so I still have to boot to Windows to print anything!

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Speaking of dependencies, I''m considering possibly created a Slackware tool that will make package management more apt-like... That is, if I can get help on it... And the time

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quote:
Original post by BradDaBug
So I just cranked up OpenOffice''s word processor. Gah! That thing is so UGLY! It looks like Windows or something!

They''re going to rewrite OpenOffice with a new widget toolkit (I don''t know when they plan on doing this), it should look like native GTK+ in *nix after that.
quote:
Original post by BradDaBug
I still can''t get Mandrake to print to a printer hooked up to a Windows machine, so I still have to boot to Windows to print anything!

Did you try the instructions I gave you here? It may be even easier (automated through a GUI or something) in Mandrake, if you want to check for instructions on the Mandrake site or something.

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There is an automateg GUI thingy in Mandrake, but it won''t work. And I tried the instructions you gave, but when I try to click ADD PRINTER it saye 403: Forbidden.

I bet this is about to get much more complicated.

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