Re: rpm refuses to update "rpm" (to install yum)
From: tim wunder (twunder_at_REMOVEcomcast.net)
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2004 10:28:56 -0400
On 6/17/2004 10:07 AM, I believe that Frank Nospam wrote:
> I have to maintain a RH 7.2 server. Yes, it's inconvenient,
> and yes, it has to stay 7.2
> To make this job easier, I went to FedoraLegacy.org
> Fedora said I should install yum.
> yum told me rpm 4.0.3 was too old.
> I read the yum HOWTO, which had nice clear instructions, but...
> I tried to install rpm 4.0.4 and it threw a dozen failed dependencies.
> So... do I need to erase/update all of the dependent rpms?
probably update, I doubt erasing will do you any good.
> Or should I tell it to ignore dependencies?
I wouldn't, but it's your system. Be prepared for major flakiness if you do.
> Or is there a command to simultaneously upgrade all of them?
Doesn't rpm -Uvh *.rpm update all the .rpm files in the current
directory. Perhaps downloading all the dependancies, putting them in a
directory and issuing an 'rpm -Uvh *.rpm' will do the trick. Dunno for
> Thanks in advance.
FWIW, meeting dependancies is usually the more prudent way to resolve
dependancies. Ignoring them is asking for trouble.