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#1 icelord

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Posted 28 October 2003 - 09:02 PM

My redhat distro came with MySQL 3.20 and it doesnt seem to work. when I try to install the MySQL 4.0 RPM it says (basicly) \"some files allready exist\". So I tried to uninstall MySQL 3.20 and it said it cant because of dependencies. Then I removed all dependencies execept one because that one was depended on another.

Now I am stuck in a loop, package1 depends on package2 and vice versa. Does anyone know what I should do?

#2 Arenium

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Posted 29 October 2003 - 12:00 AM

hah, just dug yourself into a rut

in the first place , you ALWAYS install/update an rpm with \"rpm -Uhv (you could use freshen if you\'re upgrade if you want) package.name.rpm\" that would just update it; in other words you wouldnt get the errors that rpm -i would if you were just installing a newer version of an existing package (as you did).

also, in your current positition, use \"rpm -ev --nodeps mysql3.20.packagename\" that should take care of things. then just \"rpm -Uhv\" the 4.0 rpm and you should be good to go :lol:




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