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Trouble installing a package

By Aldanatech ·
I'm fairly new to Linux. I'm trying to install a package on Fedora 64-bit OS but I get the following message:

Packages Not Found

The following packages could not be found on your system. Installation cannot continue until they are installed.

The Unlocable packages are:

MySQL

and

libmysqlclient_r.so.14()(64bit)

They are required by

('msql', '4.1.15,' '1.FC4.1')
(cyrus-sasl-sql', '2.1.20', '5')
('perl-DBD-MySL', '2.9007','1')
('freeradius_mysql', '1.0.4', '1.FC4.1')
('qt-MySQL', '3.3.4', '15.4')
('php-mysql', '5.0.4', '10.5')
('MySQL-PYTHON', '1.2.0', '1')

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by jc2it In reply to Trouble installing a pack ...

This is what we like to call dependency ****. Actually, dependency **** is when you are looking for a package that needs a package to install the package that you really want.

MySQL should be easy to find on the Fedora CD-ROM's that you created. If not then there should be a tool called rpm that can be ran from the command line.
At the command line type:
man rpm
to learn how to use it.

Whom ever created the package you are trying to install had these packages already installed and they are required to install your new package.

There is a way to work around this, but it is not recommended for new users, and could cause your new package to not work correctly

Keep in mind that Package Managers require a steep learning curve. You will need to do a bunch of reading to fully understand it, but all of the information is available for free. So go Google it!

Here are some links that should help:
http://linuxreviews.org/dictionary/RPM_Package_Manager/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RPM_Package_Manager

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by SWLChris In reply to Trouble installing a pack ...

Hi
you didn't state which Fedora you have only the x86\64 part.
There is an easy way to take care of instaling packages on Fedora Core any version.
Find a copy of yum for your 64 bit os, install it with the following command
rpm -Uvh name-of-file.rpm
Now when you have yum installed, it should be able to install any program you might want. You will find this site a great help in finding rpm's for Fedora Core.
http://dag.wieers.com/home-made/apt/
You will have a yum.conf file to edit with the urls of the repositories then most files should be able to be installed using the yum --install filename and it usually will tell you what dependencies are to be downloaded too and do that for you as well.
Hope this helps

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