Bug 9111 - Can't overlay different versions of the same package
Can't overlay different versions of the same package
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
6.0
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
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Reported: 2000-02-04 02:49 EST by Stephen Rasku
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-07 16:52:25 EST
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Description Stephen Rasku 2000-02-04 02:49:48 EST
I was trying to install XFree86 3.3.6.  This requires a new module called
kudzu and this requires a new version of newt.  However, there are a bunch
of existing packages that depend on the old version of newt (BTW, shouldn't
they be backward compatible so that I can use a newer version of the
libraries with older applications?).  So I can't install the newer version
of newt because of the old packages and I can't install kudzu because it
requires the newest version newt.  It would be good to be able to have
libnewt.so.0.50 and libnewt.so.0.40 installed at the same time so that
everything works.

[root@granite X]# rpm -ih kudzu-0.26-1.i386.rpm
error: failed dependencies:
        libnewt.so.0.50 is needed by kudzu-0.26-1
[root@granite X]# rpm -q newt
newt-0.40-9
[root@granite X]# rpm -Fh newt-0.50.6-1.i386.rpm
error: failed dependencies:
        libnewt.so.0.40 is needed by authconfig-1.8-1
        libnewt.so.0.40 is needed by kbdconfig-1.9.2-1
        libnewt.so.0.40 is needed by mouseconfig-3.9-1
        libnewt.so.0.40 is needed by ntsysv-1.0.6-1
        libnewt.so.0.40 is needed by rhs-hwdiag-0.36-1
        libnewt.so.0.40 is needed by setuptool-1.2-2
        libnewt.so.0.40 is needed by sndconfig-0.33-1
        libnewt.so.0.40 is needed by timeconfig-2.7-1
        libnewt.so.0.40 is needed by Xconfigurator-4.2.3-1
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2000-02-07 16:52:59 EST
You need to upgrade all that packages that require newt as well as XFree
and kudzu.

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