[Yum] Dependancie problem installing package with yum.

seth vidal skvidal at phy.duke.edu
Thu Sep 2 17:45:05 UTC 2004

On Thu, 2004-09-02 at 10:20 -0700, Emily Stumpf wrote:
> Hello,
> Hope this is the right place for this question, but please let me know 
> if its not.
> I'm trying to install rt via yum.  I've followed the directions here: 
> http://wiki.bestpractical.com/index.cgi?RPMInstall
> Basically it said to add this to my yum.conf:
> --- cut here ---
> [xtra-rt]
> name=eXtra packages, updates and rt itself
> baseurl=http://campus.fct.unl.pt/paulomatos/rt/repository
> --- end here ---
> ... and then run this:
> yum install rt rt-mail-dispatcher
> So, the first few times I ran it, I got messages telling me that various 
> perl modules that I needed were not installed, and one by one I grabbed 
> them from cpan.org and installed them.

Then rpm (the rpmdb) is not aware of them. you need to install the rpms
that provide these modules, not the tarballs.

> Well, there is one called Mail::SpamAssassin that it wanted, that I have 
> installed, that I have verified in perl is already installed and seems 
> to be accessable.  However, this is what yum gives me:
> [root at notphilo emily]# yum install rt rt-mail-dispatcher
> Gathering header information file(s) from server(s)
> Server: eXtra packages, updates and rt itself
> Finding updated packages
> Downloading needed headers
> Resolving dependencies
> ......Unable to satisfy dependencies
> Package rt needs perl(Mail::SpamAssassin), this is not available.
> [root at notphilo emily]#
> Grr! So, I know its there, but yum isn't picking up on that I guess.  Is 
> there some way for me to tell it to ignore dependancies, or get around 
> this somehow..?

Yum doesn't have an --ignore-deps option, no.


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