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I want to install gettext but i cannot because my AIX says that gettext is dependent on glib and when i try to install glib it says that I cannot because glib is in turn dependent on gettext.

Please let me know how I could get past this situation?

root [rover]% rpm -i gettext-0.17-1.aix5.1.ppc.rpm

error: failed dependencies: libglib-2.0.a(libglib-2.0.so.0) is needed by gettext-0.17-1

libxlsmp.a(smprt.o) is needed by gettext-0.17-1

root [rover]% rpm -i glib2-2.22.5-2.aix5.1.ppc.rpm

error: failed dependencies: gettext is needed by glib2-2.22.5-2



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The solution is to install them both together (along with everything else it's going to insist is required:

rpm -i gettext-0.17-1.aix5.1.ppc.rpm glib2-2.22.5-2.aix5.1.ppc.rpm
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Thanks. This helped my case. –  user60899 May 19 '13 at 6:44

Your problem is libxlsmp.a(smprt.o) is needed by gettext-0.17-1, as it does not come from an open source RPM package, but instead from IBM.

The Page www.perlz.org/aix says it's okay to install with the --nodeps RPM flag. (Then supply all needed packages at once, or start with gettext (--nodeps) and the rest should be easy).

Note: I'm not saying that using --nodeps is a good idea. Only that it will get you past the RPM dependency issue you're having.

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