[cups.general] Dependency Nightmare
hardyjm at potsdam.edu
Wed Jul 21 11:45:07 PDT 2004
Check out the rpm man page:
rpm -Uvh --force --nodeps PACKAGE_NAME.rpm
This will force install whatever package you want first. Also, I'd
recommend sticking to all rpm, or all source within a given package and
set of packages where possible. Mixing and matching can often lead to
problems that are only resolved by creative symlinking.
On Wed, 2004-07-21 at 12:08, Tim Johnson wrote:
> * Michael Sweet <mike at easysw.com> [040721 06:31]:
> > Tim Johnson wrote:
> > >...
> > >When I attempt to install this package as follows (as root):
> > >rpm -Uvf gimp-print-4.2.6-1.i386.rpm
> > Don't forget to upgrade all of the gimp-print RPMs...
> Tried a wild card. Shouldn't have done that. Sorry.
> I presume there is an order for which I do this install,
> but I don't know where to start. What follows is the
> list of rpms that I have downloaded:
> If I start with gimp-print-4.2.6-1.i386.rpm,
> ]# rpm -Uvf gimp-print-4.2.6-1.i386.rpm
> ## I get:
> error: Failed dependencies:
> gimp-print = 4.2.4 is needed by (installed)
> If I attempt to install via tarball, configure
> gives me the following error:
> "Cannot find GIMP libraries: Please run ldconfig as root"
> It appears that the GIMP libraries are at /usr/lib
> and LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib, so I'm additionally
> confounded by this error.
> So: Where do I start?
> What other packages do I need?
> > >...
> > >1)What the &*(^ do I do now?
> > First: Don't Panic! :)
> I haven't paniced and I'm unlikely to. But I am frankly
> quite frustrated, and to a great deal, I'm frustrated *for*
> open source printing and Linux, because I have installed
> numerous printers (all via samba on windows boxes) from
> RH 6.0 thru RH 9.0, and they have all been trivial to
> install, in fact easier than in a windows box, just pick
> from a printer list in printconf-gui.
> The process of installing a new printer driver *should* be,
> (in my opinion) not be linked to a complicated process
> of upgrading.
> When we get there, I can start telling my customers that
> yes, they can switch to Linux and open source products.
> If I'm ranting, :-) I'm ranting out of love.
> Maybe we can turn my problems into a howto.
> > Second: remember to upgrade all of the gimp-print RPMs, as
> > they depend on each other. The error you got the second time
> > came up because you only tried upgrading the base package and
> > not the -devel and other packages.
> See my question above about "where to start".
> > > it where do I get it?
> > We do offer ESP Print Pro for $49 (download), which can be demoed
> :-) That's an hour of my time. Will check it out.
> Thanks a lot for the response and the advice. Obviously
> I will need more.
> > for free for 21 days. The direct link is:
> > http://www.easysw.com/printpro/
> > The current release doesn't contain a PPD for the C64, but if you
> > email me I can send you one that will work with the 4.4.1 drivers.
> > --
> > ______________________________________________________________________
> > Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products mike at easysw dot com
> > Printing Software for UNIX http://www.easysw.com
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