chris z Posted April 25, 2004 Report Share Posted April 25, 2004 (edited) hi all......... i'm having a problem here that's driving me crazy & i'm out of solutions to try. thought i'd put it out here in hopes of somebody having this same problem &/or a fix for it. here's the scenerio....... i have MDK9.2 installed on my new computer. going on 2 weeks now. i did a fresh install, then copied/replaced some of my old /home/chris stuff that i needed. all the updates have been applied (except for the one you'll see about in a moment) everything is just ducky, except for when i try to install some KDE packages, either via the MCC software installer or urpmi in CLI. it's basically an endless loop of dependency hell. what's happening is, i try to install packageX, it tells me i need package(s)Y(Z,F,etc.) as depends. i give it the "OK", it asks for the proper CD, downloads the packages, but bombs on install because of the depends. but, the weird part that's driving me nuts is that i already have the depends it's telling me i need. this is only with KDE apps, & only a select few of them. i can install 98% of the packages fine. i have no KDE cooker apps installed. it's a stock KDE3.1.3-79 install. here's the latest example......... there are several updates/security fixes available for kdepim, kdepilot, kdenotes. i select the updates, auto select the depends (libkdepim, lib kdepilot, etc.), it downloads them, but on install it tells me the following........ [root@default chris]# urpmi kdepim-3.1.3-22.1.92mdk.i586 To satisfy dependencies, the following packages are going to be installed (5 MB): kdepim-3.1.3-22.1.92mdk.i586 kdepim-kaddressbook-3.1.3-22.1.92mdk.i586 kdepim-karm-3.1.3-22.1.92mdk.i586 kdepim-knotes-3.1.3-22.1.92mdk.i586 kdepim-kpilot-3.1.3-22.1.92mdk.i586 libkdepim2-common-3.1.3-22.1.92mdk.i586 libkdepim2-common-devel-3.1.3-22.1.92mdk.i586 libkdepim2-kpilot-3.1.3-22.1.92mdk.i586 libkdepim2-kpilot-devel-3.1.3-22.1.92mdk.i586 Is this OK? (Y/n) y installing /var/cache/urpmi/rpms/libkdepim2-kpilot-3.1.3-22.1.92mdk.i586.rpm /var/cache/urpmi/rpms/kdepim-knotes-3.1.3-22.1.92mdk.i586.rpm /var/cache/urpmi/rpms/kdepim-kpilot-3.1.3-22.1.92mdk.i586.rpm /var/cache/urpmi/rpms/libkdepim2-common-3.1.3-22.1.92mdk.i586.rpm /var/cache/urpmi/rpms/kdepim-3.1.3-22.1.92mdk.i586.rpm /var/cache/urpmi/rpms/libkdepim2-common-devel-3.1.3-22.1.92mdk.i586.rpm /var/cache/urpmi/rpms/kdepim-karm-3.1.3-22.1.92mdk.i586.rpm /var/cache/urpmi/rpms/kdepim-kaddressbook-3.1.3-22.1.92mdk.i586.rpm /var/cache/urpmi/rpms/libkdepim2-kpilot-devel-3.1.3-22.1.92mdk.i586.rpm Installation failed: libkdepim2-kpilot = 3.1.3-22.1.92mdk is needed by kdepim-kpilot-3.1.3-22.1.92mdk libkdepim2-common = 3.1.3-22.1.92mdk is needed by kdepim-kpilot-3.1.3-22.1.92mdk kdepim-karm = 3.1.3-22.1.92mdk is needed by kdepim-3.1.3-22.1.92mdk kdepim-knotes = 3.1.3-22.1.92mdk is needed by kdepim-3.1.3-22.1.92mdk kdepim-kaddressbook = 3.1.3-22.1.92mdk is needed by kdepim-3.1.3-22.1.92mdk kdepim-kpilot = 3.1.3-22.1.92mdk is needed by kdepim-3.1.3-22.1.92mdk libkdepim2-common = 3.1.3-22.1.92mdk is needed by libkdepim2-common-devel-3.1.3-22.1.92mdk libkdepim2-common = 3.1.3-22.1.92mdk is needed by kdepim-kaddressbook-3.1.3-22.1.92mdk libkdepim2-kpilot = 3.1.3-22.1.92mdk is needed by libkdepim2-kpilot-devel-3.1.3-22.1.92mdk as you can see, all the depends it's telling me i need i am selecting. and, i do have all the older files it's trying to upgrade (i know i do, i went through them all & checked) so, if i have all of the depends it needs & all the old files it's trying to upgrade, why is it telling me i still need them?! i have tried the following............... removing & re-adding all of my sources (CD's included) several times. disabling sources. deleting the /var/cache/urpmi directory & letting it rebuild. deleting the /var/lib/rpm directory & letting it rebuild. i've run rpm --rebuilddb several times. i've tried upgrading to KDE3.2 from cooker, but that also bombs due to the same dependency loop! the only thing i haven't tried (yet) is trying the upgrade method with the 9.2 install CD's. i'm hesitant to do that 'cause it might undo all the tweaks & such i've accomplished these past 2 weeks. any help with matter would be greatly appreciated. there's free beer involved! if you need any other info from me (log files, error messages, etc.) please tell me what ya need & i'll supply it. awaiting on your replies....... Chris Edited May 4, 2004 by chris z Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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