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Re: [SLE] GTK?
  • From: Thibaut Cousin <cousin@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2002 16:03:54 +0100
  • Message-id: <200211071603.56383.cousin@xxxxxxxx>
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Le Jeudi 7 Novembre 2002 15:53, Anders Johansson a écrit :
> > In this case, however, he wants to run one package, that package needs a
> > few libs from GTK2. If nothing else on his sytem requires GTK2 and
> > they're only being installed to support the package he does intend on
> > running, I see nothing wrong with forcing rpm to install those libs
> > without their dependencies.
>
> --force has nothing whatever to do with dependencies. --force tells rpm
> that if the rpm you're trying to install wants to overwrite files from
> other rpms, let it. That is *not* a good idea.
>
> As James said, if you *really* know what you're doing, use --nodeps to
> install an rpm. Some rpms have truly messed up dependency lists, so on
> occasion that can be useful - again, only if you *really* know what you're
> doing, and then don't come crying if things don't work.
>
> But *never* use --force

--force tells RPM to overwrite files and packages and *also* to ignore
dependency problems. It is extremely dangerous.

- --
Thibaut Cousin
E-mail : cousin@xxxxxxxx
Web : http://clrwww.in2p3.fr
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