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trying to update the JRE on a slackware system and I am using the rpm pkg. rpm -ivf *.rpm leaves me with Failed Dependencies: /bin/basename /bin/cat /bin/cp /bin/gawk /bin/grep and ...
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    Problem with JRE install


    trying to update the JRE on a slackware system and I am using the rpm pkg.

    rpm -ivf *.rpm leaves me with Failed Dependencies:

    /bin/basename
    /bin/cat
    /bin/cp
    /bin/gawk
    /bin/grep
    and so on ... all end with "is needed by (java pkg)

    I've checked and they are there

    anyone have any possible solutions to this ?

    Cheers

    **latest slackware 12**
    Last edited by marioland; 07-19-2007 at 12:31 AM. Reason: adding info

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    Non of the rpm packages will install in your system since they will look at the standard RPM log files and they will find nothing installed .

    So the best way if you want to install a rpm package in your Slackware it's to convert it to tgz and after install it

    rpm2tgz *.rpm
    installpkg *.tgz

    i don't recommand this solution , but i have some packages installed like this and they are working perfect (mainly games).

    but always look at the standard packages compiled for Slackware , you can download them from LinuxPackages: View

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    I had a feeling it had to do with that but thanks for the confirmation.

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    i am having the same problem though i did upgradepkg --reinstall jre-6u1-i586-1.tgz
    and firefox plugin still isnt working . any help would be great

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    Wish plugins of mozilla is failing ? have a look to /usr/lib/firefox/plugins and see if you have the correct java symlinc to the correct plugins
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