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Old 03-18-2004, 10:32 AM   #1
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can't install any software


Hi,

I tried to install tftp service on my RedHat box. It keep asking dependency one after another and i am tried to provide them. I try to satisfy one package's requirement, another pops up... what to do? how to figure out how to solve the problem .. very upset

below what i got:

[root@tftp root]# rpm -Uvh tftp-server-0.32-4.i386.rpm
error: failed dependencies:
libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.3) is needed by tftp-server-0.32-4
libwrap.so.0 is needed by tftp-server-0.32-4
[root@tftp root]# rpm -Uvh glibc-2.3.2-11.9.i386.rpm
error: failed dependencies:
glibc-common = 2.3.2-11.9 is needed by glibc-2.3.2-11.9
glibc > 2.2.5 conflicts with glibc-common-2.2.5-34
glibc = 2.2.5 is needed by glibc-devel-2.2.5-34
[root@tftp root]# rpm -Uvh tcp_wrappers-7.6-34.i386.rpm
error: failed dependencies:
libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.3) is needed by tcp_wrappers-7.6-34
[root@tftp root]#


plz help me ... how to solve this problem (not only tftp .. almost every service i can't install due to dependency problem)
 
Old 03-18-2004, 10:47 AM   #2
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Hi 6th sense. As I am just getting my feet wet in linux some of these things are very frustrating. I'm wondering if perhaps I need to just take a different approach all together. Perhaps command line though I suspect that may get real complicated real fast
 
Old 03-18-2004, 10:55 AM   #3
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sorry, its not a related question..but are u interested in linux networking ? so u should continue on command line.

I just went through some previous thrades and got that apt-get is one solve dependency problems. but still i need better suggstion if i can figure out from ReadMe or Install file.

another thing i can't understand about dependent library files.....where they are located and how to define library path during compiling. Have u ever faced problem like this ?
 
Old 03-18-2004, 11:27 AM   #4
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have you tried using apt-get or yum to install your software. I use yum finding it the easiest and it checks for all dependicies that you may need to install your software. It will show all dependicies and then ask if this ok to install. It's easy to use and you should not have any problems installing your software.
 
Old 03-18-2004, 11:47 AM   #5
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I just found this and it looks to be very interesting and informative. I think after reading it a few times and maybe a couple of tries I think I can get this to work.

http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Software-B...OWTO.html#toc4
 
Old 03-18-2004, 11:51 AM   #6
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Actually I think these are the relevant pages.


http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Software-B...g-HOWTO-2.html

http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Software-B...g-HOWTO-3.html
 
Old 03-18-2004, 01:33 PM   #7
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Off topic reply:

How does apt-get work?

apt-get <http url to rpm file> ?
 
Old 03-19-2004, 08:16 AM   #8
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-Yes, I think those links will really help us not to rely on some third party software for dependency problem. I'll get back after study and trying those problem again.

 
Old 03-19-2004, 01:55 PM   #9
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What the heck version of GlibC are you using if it's not 2.3?! What version of Red Hat are you on?
Basically, the short answer is to compile whatever you need from source because it won't need the specific versions of packages to satisfy dependencies that other packages (apt/rpm) might need.

To put it another way, if you download an rpm that was compiled against GLIBC 2.3 then you NEED GLIBC 2.3 for it to work on your system, whereas if you compile the source it will (or should) work with whatever version of GLIBC you have.
 
Old 03-20-2004, 01:38 AM   #10
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Hi Komakino,

Thanks for participating. I guessed from ur advice any rpm application needs exactly version of dependent software it ask for during installation. Hence, I tried with another box where glibc-2.3 was installed. and tftp-server-0.32-4.i386.rpm was installed like magic.

but the problem is where i really need my tftp server to run (on another box) has GLIBC version : glibc-2.2.5-34.

I think this is the reason "tftp-server-0.32-4.i386.rpm" is not being installed on this box. so...what i need to fix is, using the source of tftp server.(Can you tell me where to get the source?)

well, ok, i m late to mention...; I m using a redhat-9 and u already know the version of GLIBC is "glibc-2.2.5-34." I tried to install glibc-2.3 using rpm but i failed showing reason with some other dependency-error message below:

[root@tftp root]# rpm -Uvh glibc-2.3.2-11.9.i386.rpm
error: failed dependencies:
glibc-common = 2.3.2-11.9 is needed by glibc-2.3.2-11.9
glibc > 2.2.5 conflicts with glibc-common-2.2.5-34
glibc = 2.2.5 is needed by glibc-devel-2.2.5-34
[root@tftp root]#

Thnx once angain.
 
Old 03-20-2004, 02:43 AM   #11
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Yooooo !!! I made it .. what i did .. was used source rpm tftp-0.32-4.src.rpm and compiled it to match with my kernel and existing glibc. Then went to /usr/src/redhat/RPMS /1386..and i got tftp-server-0.32-4.i386.rpm ready there. just run rpm -Uvh tftp-server-0.32-4.i386.rpm

now..magic !!

i configured it !! restarted the xinetd.d and now working well.


thnx all perticipent to my thread. specially "Komakino" - I got the clue from him, and finally to work it out !

but still, dependency suffers me a lot...so, i need good documentation .. to know, how to handle those package that require another files during installation.

anybody know about such resource?

Regards,
 
Old 03-20-2004, 02:47 AM   #12
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mandrake - urpmi
debian - yum OR apt-get


Now someone else gets to to post the next 2 (Slackware and RedHat) lol
 
  


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