Guest siko9 Posted May 30, 2003 Report Share Posted May 30, 2003 Hi, - First, I apologize if I get harsh, but at this moment I feel terribly frustrated. - Second, I'm using Mdk 8.1 (with Gnome 1.4) because the versions above that won't properly run with XFree3.3.6, wich in turn is the one I need for performance reasons in a small system I want to use for basic surfing and mailing I'm trying to install Evolution 1.x - Even when I downloaded a full 80 MB directory from a ximian miror, targeted to my distro and version, I keep getting missing dependencies errors and/or conflicting version errors (between .mdk and .ximian rpms) - I added/updated "update sources", I tried gnome's rpm utility but it's always bitching about something and giving useless errors like "bad, unreadable or not found packages" - Mandrake update does not show Evolution as an available package - I tried updating the rpm management tools but no luck either (surprise!) - I started to install using urpmi on the console (I have no problem with that) trying to figure any rpm installation order from the error messages - After finally installing the packages it asked, Evolution still won't run but gives an error instead (wich one, doesn't matter right now). - A web search suggests there might be a ton of causes for it, starting for a lack of mozilla 1.0+ which could (is?) a dependency (thou there is no mention of it in the 80MB download) - I finally installed RedCarpet to see what happens, but I RELLY dislike this kind of upgrade/installation methods. I like to have more control and, specially, I like to be able to repeat my installations without the need of a broadband internet connection. (btw, it is downloading everything again). Hence my questions: * Was I right suspecting part of the problem could be in the packages installation order. * If so. Why is it that there is *NEVER* a freaking TXT file giving a bit of information as to what are the appropiate steps to install the prog? * Why is it that they (not specifically Ximian, but most program distributors) offer a *full package* but there is always something missing? PS: Don't take any of my complains as Mdk specific, I know package managment is generally troublesome. I ask here because it is one of the best and fastest forums i know. Thanks in advance, siko9. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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