system-config-packages Can Not Find Installed Packages

Kam Leo kam.leo at
Mon Jan 10 21:15:15 UTC 2005

On Mon, 10 Jan 2005 15:38:40 -0500 (EST), William Hooper
<whooperhsd3 at> wrote:
> Kam Leo said:
> [snip]
> >>> Try using synaptic, the gui for apt.
> >>>
> >>
> >> Only if you aren't using x86_64.
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> William Hooper
> >>
> >>
> > The poster said he went from an Athlon to a P4.
> The poster said he had a macro because he had went from Athlon to P4, not
> necessarily the current machine he is referring to.  However I was
> pointing out in the general case, not this specific case, that Apt doesn't
> like Fedora's multi-arch setup.
> If I were pointing out something about this specific case, it would be to
> point out the the OP has dial-up and has already expressed the desire to
> do this from CDs, not over the internet.
> --
> William Hooper

Restricting oneself to CDs after installing upgraded packages is going
to require  more effort than using smart or synaptic and the internet.
 The packages listed above need to be downgraded/replaced with the
ones on the CDs so that the package group on the CDs can be installed
using system-config-package.  Any additional conficts need the
downgrade/replacement routine.

If the OP has the disk space my advice is to A) create a local
repository for all packages on the CDs; B) install smart; and C) use
smart-gui to downgrade conficting packages, install new package
group(s), and bring system up to date.

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