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Re: RedHat RPMS for 7.3, 8.0, 9.0

From: Steve Williams <sly_at_internode.on.net>
Date: 2003-07-15 23:48:33 CEST

> > # rpm -Uvh --test *.rpm
> > error: Failed dependencies:
> > perl(CGI) >= 2.89 is needed by subversion-tools-0.25.0-6434
> > perl(CGI::Carp) >= 1.24 is needed by
> >
> > I had a look at CPAN and found that there are countless modules for CGI
> and
> > Carp, but none that have CGI and Carp in their name. Which modules do I
> > need now and how are you supposed to discern the required module
> > from those error messages?
> Are you familiar with the CPAN shell? Invoke with "perl -MCPAN -e shell".
> Once set up (it asks you some questions), you can do such things as "i
> CGI::Carp" and get info, which will tell you that CGI::Carp is included in
> the same tarball as CGI.
> grepping for "use CGI" in the subversion source shows that those modules
> only used by a couple of supplementary scripts. Either --nodeps, or try
> "apt-get install perl-CGI", or build a package with cpanflute2.

I had no idea there was such a thing as a CPAN shell. I'll give that a go

> > Install it (remember that you must be logged in as root, ie. su root, to
> > install RPMs)
> > # rpm -ivh apt-0.5.5cnc6-fr1.i386.rpm
> General comment: Using -U instead of -i is a good habit (except for
> kernels). Usually you want to simultaneously remove old versions of a
> package.

So -U works for new installations as well as upgrades?

Thanks for all your help so far. I'd be getting nowhere otherwise.


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