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Hi, im new to linux when i try to install any rpm package like skype(im trying suse package) it shows this error all the time Code: error: Failed dependencies: /bin/sh ...
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    Unhappy Installing any rpm package on linux.


    Hi, im new to linux when i try to install any rpm package like skype(im trying suse package) it shows this error all the time
    Code:
    error: Failed dependencies:
    	/bin/sh is needed by skype-1.2.0.18-suse
    	libX11.so.6 is needed by skype-1.2.0.18-suse
    	libXext.so.6 is needed by skype-1.2.0.18-suse
    	libc.so.6 is needed by skype-1.2.0.18-suse
    	libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.0) is needed by skype-1.2.0.18-suse
    	libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.1) is needed by skype-1.2.0.18-suse
    	libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.1.3) is needed by skype-1.2.0.18-suse
    	libgcc_s.so.1 is needed by skype-1.2.0.18-suse
    	libgcc_s.so.1(GCC_3.0) is needed by skype-1.2.0.18-suse
    	libgcc_s.so.1(GLIBC_2.0) is needed by skype-1.2.0.18-suse
    	libm.so.6 is needed by skype-1.2.0.18-suse
    	libm.so.6(GLIBC_2.0) is needed by skype-1.2.0.18-suse
    	libm.so.6(GLIBC_2.1) is needed by skype-1.2.0.18-suse
    	libpthread.so.0 is needed by skype-1.2.0.18-suse
    	libpthread.so.0(GLIBC_2.0) is needed by skype-1.2.0.18-suse
    	libpthread.so.0(GLIBC_2.1) is needed by skype-1.2.0.18-suse
    	libpthread.so.0(GLIBC_2.2) is needed by skype-1.2.0.18-suse
    	libpthread.so.0(GLIBC_2.3.2) is needed by skype-1.2.0.18-suse
    	libqt-mt.so.3 is needed by skype-1.2.0.18-suse
    	libstdc++.so.5 is needed by skype-1.2.0.18-suse
    	libstdc++.so.5(CXXABI_1.2) is needed by skype-1.2.0.18-suse
    	libstdc++.so.5(GLIBCPP_3.2) is needed by skype-1.2.0.18-suse
    	libstdc++.so.5(GLIBCPP_3.2.2) is needed by skype-1.2.0.18-suse
    	qt3 >= 3.2 is needed by skype-1.2.0.18-suse
    RESULT=1
    Im using Slackware 10.2. Could any1 help me with this? Thnx

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    In Slackware the right thing to do would be to convert the .rpm package to a .tgz one :
    Code:
    rpm2targz package_name.rpm
    Then you can install the resulting ".tgz" package.

    More on that here:
    http://www.slackware.com/config/packages.php
    "To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."

    -Bruce Lee

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    slackware uses other package type. Slackware packages end with .tgz for its extension.

    If you read the error message, it's clear you're missing some libraries. You haven't install them yet.

    One thing that differs slackware package from rpm, that it does not check for any dependencies and does not warn you for any needed packages. So you obviously would need deep software familiarity when running slackware.

    rpm is included in slackware as complementary, just in case it's really needed, but not reccomended. You can use dependency ignore option if you're insisting in using rpm.

    or better, you can use rpm2tgz tool, to convert .rpm to .tgz and use installpkg thus it'll appear on the installed software list.

    Even better yet, go find precompiled slackware native binaries on linuxpackages.net. But remember this wont help you from the dependency fuss. Your software may installed without any error, but it wont run and most of the times they kept silent without throwing you any error (unless you're running it from a console) if you're missing even a single dependency package.

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    Thnx. It worked

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    Thnx stubbe by telling me about installpkg. It helped me alot

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