q:slackware pkg dependencies, was Re: [lug] RFI Debian vs. Slackware

Nate Duehr nate at natetech.com
Sun Oct 8 13:29:37 MDT 2000

Properly built RPM files will take care of dependencies for you.  Or they're
at least going to warn you that you're missing files you need, really.

There's always the possibility that if you download an RPM from someone who
didn't make it properly it won't ask for any other packages to be loaded
when you 'rpm -i' it.

I've never used Slackware so I have no frame of mind to understand why it
would be difficult to keep dependencies right on Slack.


on 10/8/00 1:04 PM, Chan Kar Heng at khchan at cyberdude.com wrote:

> hi.
> the topic brought up a curious question..
> one of the problems i frequently stumbled on while
> using slackware was to do with dependencies of
> packages.
> setting up things manually is actually an okay
> thing for people with lots of time to experiment.
> more often than not, packages installed mercilessly
> core dump or behave strangely when some dependencies
> are not satisfied. (of course, this was the first
> distro of linux i got exposed to).
> with other distro, there's at least some form of
> warning... but with redhat, i suppose i really need
> to know what i have and don't have in my system too?

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