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Old 02-19-2003, 03:12 PM   #1
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elusive libraries


I'm trying to re-install fetchmail and pine (due to a massive user-induced system crash yesterday...oops) and both of them seem to depend on libcrypto.so.0.9.7, libssl.so.0.9.7 and libc.so.6 (GLIBC_2.3). [not sure how I got 'em installed before, by the way...I wish I knew.] I've noticed that dozens of other programs which I'd like to check out depend on one or more of these libraries, too (including a nice-looking firewall and WineX) but I can't seem to find them...by themselves, at least. Downloading rpms containing these libraries from rpmfind.net doesn't help, either, because invariably the rpms have dependancies of their own, and then I get into this big long chain...yadda, yadda, yadda... Yuk. Is there any way to get just the libraries, and if so, where???

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Old 02-19-2003, 04:06 PM   #2
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libopenssl

if you ever need libraries, go to rpmfind.net and search for the files...
 
Old 02-19-2003, 04:14 PM   #3
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I do use rpmfind - but like I said, all the libraries I need seem to be contained in rpms holding 20 or more libraries, all of which have dependancies - and most of which I really don't need...all I want is the library in question :-/
 
Old 02-19-2003, 04:17 PM   #4
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yeah, see...I just checked on rpmfind for libopenssl - which provides

libopenssl0.9.7
libcrypto.so.0.9.7
libssl.so.0.9.7

but requires

/sbin/ldconfig
/sbin/ldconfig
ld-linux.so.2
libc.so.6
libcrypto.so.0.9.7
libdl.so.2

.......how do I install something that requires itself? I'm no newbie, but I am hung up on this.

thanks
 
Old 02-19-2003, 05:04 PM   #5
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dunno to be honest but it won't be an issue, it'll install fine and everything else there is very core and standard.
 
Old 02-20-2003, 12:59 AM   #6
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ok...now I see the problem. Those libs are there in /usr/lib (I had wondered how the system was functioning without them ) but when I try to install something, i.e. "rpm -i fetchmail....rpm" it fails to find them, and even setting PATH=$PATH:/usr/lib doesn't help.
How can I make the installer see those files?
 
Old 02-20-2003, 03:23 AM   #7
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lib directories shouldn't be on your path, instead list in /etc/ld.so.conf if the path is not there already. then just rerun ldconfig if you change it.
 
Old 02-21-2003, 11:26 AM   #8
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aaaaaaargh. Nope, nothing's working. All the libraries are there, in usr/lib/, but when I try to install something it always gives me failed dependancies...nothing I do seems to make rpm find them! Is there anything I can do - move the libraries, symlinks, anything, so that I can get fetchmail installed?
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