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RE: [SLE] GTK?
  • From: "Donald Grayson" <dgrayson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2002 09:16:29 -0500
  • Message-id: <NGBBKJBGGLCALMAFBGHMKEPHCBAA.dgrayson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Fancher, Mark (GEAE) [mailto:Mark.Fancher@xxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Thursday, November 07, 2002 8:52 AM
> To: suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx
> Subject: [SLE] GTK?
>
>
> I've been trying to install a program, but have had some
> dependency problems. I
> emailed the author and he told me that I need GTK2.0 - whatever
> that is. I have
> SuSE8.0 (Personal), and apparently, it doesn't have GTK2.0.
>
> So, I went to the SuSE ftp site and downloaded all the files that looked
> something like gtk2.0 or libgtk2.0. Tried to install them, but
> always aborted
> because they depended on some other programs. I probably spent a
> good 4 hours
> trying to get this installed.
>
> From reading posts from other members, look's as if many people need this
> program.
>
> What am I doing wrong? Is there an easier way to install these system
> components (bits and pieces)?
>
> Is Linux always this way when you try to install a program?
>
> Mark
>
>

You can force your rpms to install without dependency checks like this:

rpm -Uhv <package name>.rpm --nodeps --force




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