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OK, for anyone looking, the good folks at linuxquestions.org and the slackware IRC channel pointed me in the right direction. Slackware is not generally built from scratch; the releases are more like freezes of a constantly-moving build system. That said, The ARM port scripts have the order that is what someone porting to a new architecture or toolchain ...


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The best way to have successful install is to go through the missing dependencies; a) find them on ubuntu sites and get it installed correctly. b) try to run the original apt-get install {package} command. If you try "sudo apt-get -f install" it'll cause issues because it was force installed in the first place and it will backfire on you eventually in ...


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Basically you don't want a magic flag to yum, but some form of a %pretrans script that checks your requirements, correct? %pretrans is available since rpm 4.4. Check http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:ScriptletSnippets#Syntax or maybe ...


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Actually your question is two-fold. This is not an issue whether a file libclntsh.so.12.1 is installed on your box, but whether any package from any currently enabled repository provides a facility 'libclntsh.so.12.1()(64bit)' So query that via yum whatprovides 'libclntsh.so.12.1()(64bit)' and you will see if any package provides this. Maybe you disabled ...


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EDIT: To answer the original question, yes that is possible for the package managers that currently support weak dependencies. As an example, on Mageia that would equal to urpmi --no-suggests foo. For SuSe, that would be zypper in --no-recommends. Something like this has to be implemented for newer yum versions too, otherwise those soft depencies would be ...



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