[Yum] Dependancie problem installing package with yum.

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at verizon.net
Sun Sep 5 10:01:39 UTC 2004

On Thursday 02 September 2004 13:45, seth vidal wrote:
>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.

Or, find a working version of checkinstall and use that to put the 
tarballs in so that rpmdb is properly updated.  The one I have that 
is supposed to work with the newer rpm, is:

145197 Aug 31 10:47 /usr/dlds-tgzs/checkinstall-1.6.0beta3.tgz

Watch the filesize, there appears to be a broken beta3 about also.

This also makes the tarball intstalls removeable to an 'rpm -e 

>> 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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