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Old 12-21-2002, 08:53 AM   #1
salparadise
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file versions and downloading


i'm trying to get the xfree86-opengl files installed.
After much fruitless trying i realised the version numbers need to be compatible...bingo!
Files installed...
just one problem, i'm being asked for libstdc++.so.2.10, which i duly downloaded (libstdc++-2.10.0-30.i686.rpm). But I get a msg saying that there is a newer version already installed (i'm running RH8 which has v3.2-7.)
Is there a way round this?
The opengl-core has installed it's just the opengl-libs that won't.

many thanks in advance
 
Old 12-21-2002, 11:32 AM   #2
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If you absolutely have to install an older package, rpm has an option that lets you do this. I think you can just use "rpm -uvh --oldpackage name_of_file.rpm". But before you try that, you might want to try just creating a symlink to the newer library, that has the name of the older library. e.g., if you had opengl_library.so.2 you could type "ln -s opengl_library.so.2 opengl_library.so.3". I think sometimes new libraries totally support the older ones, they just have to be the same name. This has worked for me a couple of times, hope it helps you out.

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