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TheEnquirer
30th October 2006, 08:46 AM
I'm trying to install gphoto on my system. The dependency tree looks like this:

http://www.gphoto.org/doc/manual/figures/software-dependencies.png

How can I tell which of these packages I already have installed? How do I know which are available using yum (or maybe on freshrpms), and which I will have to grab via source? If I install a package via source, how can I automate the process of keeping it up-to-date?

If somebody could step me through this, or show me a faq dealing with these issues, I'd surely appreciate it and would feel much more competent.