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  • From: "Donald Grayson" <dgrayson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2002 09:46:18 -0500
  • Message-id: <NGBBKJBGGLCALMAFBGHMKEPJCBAA.dgrayson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Anders Johansson [mailto:andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Thursday, November 07, 2002 9:23 AM
> To: suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [SLE] GTK?
> On Thursday 07 November 2002 15.21, James Ogley wrote:
> > > You can force your rpms to install without dependency checks
> like this:
> > > rpm -Uhv <package name>.rpm --nodeps --force
> >
> > And you can then spend the next 2 days griping that things don't work.
> >
> > *Never* use nodeps, unless you *know* that the dependency a package says
> > it's failing on is provided by another package.
> And furthermore, never use --force *at all*. If you have to,
> there's something
> badly wrong with the rpm

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.

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

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