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RE: [SLE] GTK?
  • From: "Donald Grayson" <dgrayson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2002 10:00:00 -0500
  • Message-id: <NGBBKJBGGLCALMAFBGHMKEPKCBAA.dgrayson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>


> -----Original Message-----
> From: James Ogley [mailto:james.ogley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Thursday, November 07, 2002 9:50 AM
> To: SuSE List
> Subject: RE: [SLE] GTK?
>
>
> > Well, I suppose we could all recompile our OS from scratch just
> because one
> > program we want needs a couple of libs that nothing else on our system
> > touches. Or I suppose installing the entire Gnome2 suite to
> take advantage
> > of a single program is the safest choice.
>
> Noone said he should do that
>
> > 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.
>
> Can anyone else spot what is wrong with this?
>
> You install GTK-2 without it's dependencies being fulfilled, it is
> liable not to work correctly, and the same goes for the one app he wants
> to use that is GTK-2 based!

Okay then, we disagree.

So he downloads all of the Gnome2 Supplementary update for SuSE8.0 points
Yast at it and let's it resolve whatever dependencies it requires. Is that
acceptable?


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