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Thread: how do u force an install of an rpm

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2004


    sorry bout all the postings here, but can some 1 tell me how 2 install software in mandrake, i keep geting errors saying

    Some package requested cannot be installed:
    - package name -
    (due to unsatisfied glibc-common[== 2.2.4-25])
    do you agree ?

    ok - cancel

    is there a way i can force the install , and if so can some 1 tell me the comand please, also when u install the packet via the comand line do u need 2 tell the install were the packet is located or will it be located on its own??

    sorry about the amount of postings!

    an thanks again guys 4 all ure help

    : peace:

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2001


    Looks to me that you need to updare "glibc-common" to version 2.2.4-25 or higher.

    Thats the only what that I know of that would fix the problem your having...

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2004


    were can i get that ??

    An thanks 4 ure help:wave:

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
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    forcing an rpm to install is never a good idea untill you really know what to do and from your post i feel that you don't know much yet.
    since you are in Mandrake you are in luck. we have a sticky on top of this forum saying "Useful Linux Links". in that thread look at my post talking about urpmi. do as the post says and say bye bye to all your software installation problems :)
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  5. #5
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    to force installation ( 4 ex. as I did 4 my vid card drivers ), you login as root in kde , then you open the konsole and you type as follows: rpm -i --force name_of_the_rpm_you_wanna_force.rpm

    remember to specify also the directory in which yr rpm is stored.....
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