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Old 05-04-2003, 04:29 AM   #1
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How to make symbolic link?


I am using a little program called NURBANA and I got following instructions to make it run smoothly in Redhat 9.0:


"Perhaps your libGL is different from the version Nurbana is trying to link with... try making a symbolic link to libgl.so.1 in your libs folder... " -Justin

Please tell what this means and how to do it?

-Tommi

 
Old 05-04-2003, 04:36 AM   #2
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the "ln" program makes links between files, which basically means giving one file two or more names and locations, rather than just duplicating the data. a symbolic link means a high level link where you *sort of* only have a "shortcut" to the real file, rather than having multiple entries in the FAT table. you creating a symblic link...

ln -s /path/to/real/file /path/to/new/file

check the manpage for ln for more details
 
Old 05-04-2003, 04:41 AM   #3
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Thanks for quickest reply I have ever got!

-Tommi
 
Old 05-04-2003, 05:04 AM   #4
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Old 05-04-2003, 12:41 PM   #5
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Hi,

Also, at this time I suggest you to also look up the differences between a symbolic (sym or soft) link and a hard link. Just to learn and of course, it might be of use later.

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Old 05-05-2003, 09:35 AM   #6
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info ln
 
Old 05-05-2003, 04:42 PM   #7
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$man ln

Is what I do
 
Old 05-05-2003, 05:14 PM   #8
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Hello,

True that gives you details. Also, for you to understand the internal differences between soft (sym) and hard links you can make a search on google.

Just saw these links for you -
http://ezine.daemonnews.org/200212/symlink.html
http://kb.indiana.edu/data/abbe.html

Hope this helps.

Cheers,
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Old 05-05-2003, 07:14 PM   #9
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man ln and info ln display different information.

info ln begins with an explanation of "hard links" and "symbolic links", what is what this post asked.
 
Old 05-07-2003, 08:58 AM   #10
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Thanks for reply...I still think that this program does not work really well with Redhat 9.0. Maybe I should move back to redhat 8.0. When I try to save with Nurbana in redhat 9.0 I will get "segmentation fault". Otherwise it seems to work. I will next test this symbolic link...maybe after that it starts to work.

But thanks for help! :-)

-Tommi
 
  


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