[users] Trying to install rar from the rpmforge repo
dag at wieers.com
Mon Mar 19 11:58:50 CET 2007
On Mon, 19 Mar 2007, Rohan Walsh wrote:
> On Sun, 2007-03-18 at 07:38 +0100, Henning Markussen wrote:
> > I'm trying to install rar from the rpmforge repo.
> > But it seems the package that is build for rhel4 needs glibc 2.4.
> > But centos 4.4 only have a 2.3
> > Or am I missing something ?
> got rar installed on CentOS 4.4 here
> # yum install rar-3.5.1
The problem is that rar is a binary. It has not been compiled by us.
As a result RPM gets its dependencies from the binaries and they include
more (and newer) information than the system provides.
+ Remove the newer version so yum doesn't complain (consider apt if this
behaviour is bothering you, apt picks the most suitable candidate)
I do not see this as a real problem even though yum fails on it.
+ Manually remove the wrong dependencies from the package, which is a
hard thing to do since that is very specific to the distribution.
The last option for me is the proper one.
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