Re: Alien/RPM keeps trying to kill KDE. Help?
On Wed, Feb 06, 2002 at 02:03:09PM -0500, Phil Edwards wrote:
> Okay, there's a software package out there which is being tracked by
> Debian, but only very slowly. Some random guy built RPMs for it, so I
> thought I'd grab them, and then use either 'rpm' or 'alien' to put the
> package onto my testing/unstable machine.
> - alien wants rpm (and so do I, so it's not really alien's fault)
> - rpm depends on librpm4
> - librpm4 conflicts with librpm0, and
> - something called "kpackage" depends on librpm0
This will hopefully be fixed very soon, since rpm had failed to build on
m68k but recently compiled correctly.
> I don't use kpackage, but I can't remove it, because
> - kde depends on kpackage
> So anytime I try to do anything with 'rpm' dselect/apt-get attempts to
> remove the entire KDE suite.
Are you sure? The package kde itself is only a metapackage, removing it
would not cause any other kde applications to be removed.
> Maybe a bug should be filed against KDE? Why does it depend on kpackage?
kde is only a meta package which pulls in all/most of the kde packages
to make it easier to install. The bug exists on rpm already and I
believe was fixed today, I haven't looked in the archive yet.