Re: Catch 22 trying to install doc package
From: prg (rdgentry1_at_cablelynx.com)
Date: 1 Feb 2005 12:49:53 -0800
Norm Dresner wrote:
> I've got Enlightenment 0.15.5.-48 running on one boot disk because I
> compatibility with an embedded installation elsewhere. Okay, what I
> need is binary compatibility with the kernel and user-programs' API.
> installations are derived from the same RedHat 6.2 system disk. So
> I wanted to find and install the doc package for enlightenment. I
> their website and the only one I could find was the doc package for
> 0.16.x -- hey, no problem, I said glibly, I'll install that and it
> contain most of what I need. BUT ...
> The enlightenment-docs-0.16.7-1.noarch.rpm package will not install.
> tells me that it won't install it because one of the prerequisites
> fact, enlightenment 0.16.
> Which means that I can't install the doc files until I install the
> but I don't want to install the binary until I read the doc to see
> different it is than the previous version ... GOTCHA!!!
> Okay, what can I do? I've tried rpm -i --force ... but it just gave
> same messages as rpm -i ... so that won't work.
> Does anyone know how to install a doc file without having the binary?
> can someone tell me where I can find the old doc file for the binary
$ rpm -qpl enlightenment-docs-0.16.7-1.noarch.rpm | more
You may not find any "real" docs in there. I could not spot any from a
pbone listing of contents.
If you spot what you think is some documentation, you can try rpm2cpio.
You may need Maximum RPM doc for how to use it:
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