Author: Tim Jackson Date: To: exim-users Subject: Re: [exim] [Exim RPM w/ mysql-enable for FC2] Anybody out there who
had installed mysql enabled exim rpm for fedora core 2?
Hi Andreas, on Tue, 31 Aug 2004 00:20:35 +0200 you wrote:
> rpm -i <exim-rpm> --nodeps
Just for the records, this is bad advice and will likely cause the poster
more problems. Dependencies are generally there for a reason (as in this
case) and a failure is a good thing which alerts you to a problem, not
something to be ignored (ala --nodeps). Ignoring dependency warnings using
--nodeps is generally addressing the *symptoms* (you can't install
something) rather than the actual *problem* (you need to install something
else first). You should pretty much never do --nodeps unless one of the
following is true:
a) you *really* *really* know what you're doing, and why, and you don't
care that you are going to have an inconsistent package set
b) whatever you're installing is packaged incorrectly and *really* has a
dud/broken dependency (in which case, it would be better to fix the
package and rebuild, so that you keep your package database in a
consistent state). This is pretty rare.
The *real* solution (that the poster needed to install two packages) has
been supplied by Andreas, which demonstrates the point quite neatly.
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