On 21-Nov-1999 Robert Sweetnam wrote:
> I'm running SuSE 6.2 so I selected the SuSE 6.1 RPM's cause theres none
> 6.2 yet.
> but when I try to install them I'm getting the following error:
>> error: failed dependencies:
> libncurses.so.3.0 is needed by linuxconf-1.16r7-1
> libpng.so.0 is needed by linuxconf-1.16r7-1
>> both of those dependencies are installed because I downloaded them as
> via Freshmeat and when I tried to install them I got an error telling me
> that it conflicts with the existing installation.
> Anyone got any ideas what the matter might be?
I am sure that someone will correct me if I am wrong, but I see this as a
result of fragmentation of Linux which seems to be developing....Redhat
types and others. SuSE pack their rpms in a typically SuSE fashion, with
applications being incorporated into 'packages'. and if you try to
mix applications from other packages, the base system can not find what it
is looking for. There is any amount of software available on CDs which are
supplied free with magazines, and invariably these are supplied in RH
format. I have found that I can not use the majority of it, for the reasons
you have mentioned above. I actually tried out Mandrake recently for that
very reason, but I reverted to SuSE, as I preferred YAST for system admin.
SuSE also includes a good selection of preconfigured kernels, which meansI
can use the computer, rather than spend my time tearing my hair out trying
to recompile a standard kernel.
I suppose it is one way of encouraging a loyal user base.
E-Mail: Brian Galbraith <brian.galbraith at bigfoot.com>
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