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Re: how to install ?

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: 2003-11-17 20:04:43 CET

Bert Douglas wrote:
> Thanks for help. I have since resolved this problem by building from
> sources and lots of hacking about.

I'm glad you got it installed.

> You guys seriously need some better installation instructions.

We probably do. Can you remember any mistake or missing thing in particular, that we could easily fix or add? Perhaps you eventually found information in a different document, and the first document should have referred to it?

> The reason I used "--nodeps" is because it specifically said to do this
> in the installation instructions for the binary rpm for redhat 9.

Oh, OK. We should certainly try to improve that part of the instructions, then!

If you have any more problems, please ask. And if you can contribute any correction or addition to the instructions, that would be very helpful.

- Julian

> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* Mike Mason <mailto:mgm@thoughtworks.net>
> *Sent:* Monday, November 17, 2003 9:03 AM
> Bert Douglas wrote:
> > Here is what I did. I got all the rpms and put them in a new temp
> > directory. Did su to root. cd'd to the temp directory. And typed
> > the following command:
> >
> > rpm --nodeps -Uvh *.rpm
> >
> Using --nodeps is bad, and causes RPM to install the package you asked
> for without installing any packages it might depend on. If you really
> had got all the RPMs you need for Subversion, then you wouldn't have
> needed --nodeps.
> Try again without --nodeps and try to resolve the other dependencies it
> complains about.

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