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Old 05-12-2006, 09:43 PM   #1
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Removing a symbolic Link


Hi there,

In my attempt to install packages that were considered "failed dependenices", I installed the package called " compat gcc-7.3-2.96.126.src.rpm". This package is supposed to contain the files "libstdc++-libc6.2-2.so.3".

I then read on a site to link these two files. Which I have done but I still couldn't install avg antivirus software. Now, when I type in ls -l the files are flashing in red.

How do I fix it up, could you tell me please?

Here's what I typed at the bash terminal:
# ln -s /usr/lib/libstdc++-3-libc6.2-2-2.10.0.so/usr/lib/libstdc++-libc6.1-2.so.3

Also, where can I actually find the proper missing dependencies for programs? AVG for instance and tuxpaint

Thanks
Michelle
 
Old 05-12-2006, 09:53 PM   #2
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It appears you made an error in the symbolic link creation, in that you didn't put a space between the the target and the link name. You should be able to do:

rm /usr/lib/libstdc++-3-libc6.2-2-2.10.0.so/usr/lib/libstdc++-libc6.1-2.so.3

to get rid of the existing bad link and then

ln -s /usr/lib/libstdc++-3-libc6.2-2-2.10.0.so /usr/lib/libstdc++-libc6.1-2.so.3

to create the link you wanted. Be careful about the sequence of arguments, you want to be
sure you don't mix the target and link names. The form is:

ln -s <target_here> <link_name_here>
 
Old 05-12-2006, 10:06 PM   #3
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Hello Donv2,

Thanks for your quick answer. I got it, finally. I ended up just putting : rm libstdc++=1libc6.1-2.sp3.

Gee I make a lot of mistakes and perhaps need better glasses.

thanks
Michelle

Last edited by michshelly; 05-12-2006 at 10:14 PM.
 
Old 05-12-2006, 10:06 PM   #4
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You can also use the -f option to force and overwrite of the softlink.
ln -sf /usr/lib/libstdc++-3-libc6.2-2-2.10.0.so /usr/lib/libstdc++-libc6.1-2.so.3

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Old 05-12-2006, 10:19 PM   #5
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Hi Brian,

The link doesnt work anyway. Is there somewhere I can get these dependencies, the correct ones?

They are such a pain.

Michelle
 
Old 05-12-2006, 10:19 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by michshelly
I ended up just putting : rm libstdc++=1libc6.1-2.sp3.
I hope the 'sp3' at the end here is a typo; if not, you may have removed the wrong file?
 
Old 05-12-2006, 10:22 PM   #7
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Nothing seems to be missing at the moment. Just the symbolic link has gone and the flashing.

Thanks
Michelle
 
Old 05-13-2006, 09:03 AM   #8
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I have the same version file /usr/lib/libstdc++-3-libc6.2-2-2.10.0.so and it comes from the rpm package. My system is CentOS 4.4+. Did not see which distro you are using?
compat-libstdc++-296-2.96-132.7.2.rpm

Then the file /usr/lib/libstdc++-libc6.2-2.so.3 is a symbloic link of /usr/lib/libstdc++-3-libc6.2-2-2.10.0.so

Now in your first post you changed the link name from what you need from the beginning to libstdc++-libc6.1-2.so.3 instead of libstdc++-libc6.2-2.so.3

So to create the link if /usr/lib/libstdc++-libc6.2-2.so.3 exist is to use the command
ln -s /usr/lib/libstdc++-3-libc6.2-2-2.10.0.so /usr/lib/libstdc++-libc6.2-2.so.3
First make sure the file /usr/lib/libstdc++-3-libc6.2-2-2.10.0.so exist
Second make sure the link /usr/lib/libstdc++-libc6.2-2.so.3 does not exist.


Also what you have is a source rpm. How are you installing it?

Brian1
 
Old 05-13-2006, 09:26 AM   #9
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Brian1 makes a good point. That "src" in the RPM name means that what you have is probably not what you want. That RPM gives you the source code for compiling the libraries, not the libraries themselves. I think what you want is an RPM with the same name, without the "src" in the name. I could be wrong (you might be compiling the libraries from source), but that RPM will not work without being compiled first.

Best of luck.

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