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> 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!
James Ogley, Unix Systems Administrator, Pinnacle Insurance Plc
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