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While I am not new to using Linux/Unix (I have been developing on Solaris for a couple years), I am new to setting up Linux. I just got a new notebook running Windows Vista 64-bit and have created a partition and installed Fedora 10 on it. I was told to use yum to install Synaptic to help me find other packages to install. So I ran "yum install synaptic" and everything installed correctly. When I ran synaptic, it prompted for the root password and I punched it in. Then on the terminal window, it printed this error:
Freeing locks for locker 0x187: 5364/3086653216
Freeing locks for locker 0x188: 5364/3086653216
Freeing locks for locker 0x189: 5364/3086653216
Freeing locks for locker 0x18a: 5364/3086653216
synaptic: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/libapt-pkg.so.3: undefined symbol: rpmtdClass
What do I need to do to get this working? I have since used yum to install firefox, thunderbird, and nedit, but I would prefer to use something like synaptic so I don't have to guess at what names yum needs to install a package I need. I got lucky that firefox, thunderbird, and nedit were pretty easy to guess. Thanks for your help in trying to get this working.
My Notebook specs are:
Toshiba Satellite A305-S6916
Intel Core 2 Duo T6400
4 GB Ram
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 w/ 512 MB
Intel Wireless Wi-Fi Link 5100 a/b/g/n.
Don't know what your issue with using thus was since it means therefore. However a search for whilst produces no results.
Anyways, back to the topic at hand that post unfortunately is very cryptic looking to me since I am new to all this Linux admin stuff. If you can decipher what it means that would be great, but I am clueless to this.
I would do that but I never actually ran rpm. All I ran was "yum install synaptic". And then I tried to run synaptic and received that error. Since then I have used yum to install firefox, thunderbird, and nedit. I did run history with the grep, but as I expected, it returned nothing since I never directly called rpm on anything. Any other ideas? Thanks again for all your help!
Last night, Fedora wanted me to download some security updates so I did. It errored out trying to update gdb, which I had yet to install but I turned my notebook on after work today and synaptic works! I don't know how it suddenly decided to work, but it does! Thanks for all your help!