[Techtalk] Chicken

Andrew showork at adelphia.net
Sat Nov 16 21:45:26 EST 2002

On 16 Nov 2002 06:28:59 -0800
Poppy <sylph at cyber-dyne.com> wrote:


	Pleeeaseee tell me which GUI you used.  For about a year now I keep
gettinng "packages already installed". I could be at version 0ne and
attempting to install version 5  of "foo" and get thes same message.
Again and again from mndk 8.0 to 8.2, drake antthing and urpmi in the
CL. Root or not.
 This happened even on a very clean installs from a brand new CD to a
brand new HD and on two separate boxes. I was begining to think mandrake
update was just publice relations and not a working program. 


> I've done this with Mandrake 8.1 (In fact, I just upgraded to
> evolution 1.2 with rpms designed for Mandrake 9.0 --> but I also pay
> attention when the gui-frontend to rpm tells me what dependencies I
> need and what won't work with the new ones.
> In fact, now that I think about it, rpmdrake typically won't let you
> install/upgrade rpms unless there are no conflicts. Makes it a little
> less likely to break things.
> But the src rpm is a much better idea overall. I will have to do that
> more often. =)
> -- Poppy
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