Yeah,. the dependency protection, thats reall good to have if you want to
avoid breaking your system.
In theory you would end up with a SuSe system again, but in reality you would
have broke your system a long time before. For each "library" that you install
from the SuSe system, you will loose the default RedHat library, your Redhat
application may soon or later stop working, which in the worst case leads to
that your system will not boot up.
Installing Yats, is okey as long as it's the one provided from Fedora/RedHat,
but you need the "Fedoray Legacy RH7.3" pacakges, as everyone else would break
your system in the same way as installing SuSe libraries.
What you NEED to do, is to download the sourceRPM, assume you would like to
have mplayer (this just an example, change to the RPM that you are using), but
you find only the Mandrake version, then download the
and now you need GCC installed and header files for those libraries that it
depends to and then you need to rebuild that package, that is really easy:
rpmbuild --rebuild mplayer-1.0-0.pre2.4mdk.src.rpm
This will take a while (the larger package, the longer time it usually takes),
and hopefully it will build the RPMs fitted for your system, depending on the
pacakges you have installed. And you would find the finished RPM in
In this case we would have the file
Of course, the SuSe package may even depdne on something that isn't part of
redhat, then you need to download the sourceRPM and rebuild that too.
There are some guys (and maybe even girls, I don't know), who have been quite
nice and made many new RPMs for RedHat, you can find those at
http://freshrpms.net, maybe you are lucky and find what you are looking for
over there in an already compiled version (RH7.3 is the version that is
closest to your AS 2.1, and won't break your system).