Does anyone have any idea what the following message in the package installer – gpk-install-local-file – is supposed to mean?
Can’t install /tmp/mail-notification-4.0-3.el5.x86_64.rpm as no transaction
(Under “More details” in the “Local install failed” popup.)
This is something I got while trying to set up a “mail notification”
icon – refer to my other recent post. I happen to know what (part of)
the problem is – the package has dependencies that can’t be resolved, but why doesn’t the message just say so? And what’s the meaning of a
“transaction” anyway? Mind you, I believe I understand the word perfectly well, but in the above sentence it still makes no sense to me…
To reproduce this, you may try (on a CentOS 6) system:
1. In a web browser, go to
depending on your architecture.
2. Click on the rpm link.
3. Select “Open with”->”Package Installer (default)”.
4. Answer “Install” when asked if you want to install the file (after
5. Click “More details” when the error popup appears.
I suspect, though, that you may actually see a sensible “dependency”
message, i.e. that this is sometimes correctly displayed, sometimes not.
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