I'm using red hat 7.3. I wanted to upgrade to real player 10. Upon trying to install it wanted
libstdc++.so.5, well I dug up one on the net, libstdc++.so.5.0.3, installed it in /usr/lib and
make a link. So I passed that problem. Then the installation wanted libgcc_s.so.1. I
believe I found that in a red hat package (it all blurs when you start going in circles).
Then it wanted /lib/i686/libc.so.6. I dug up a red hat package with that but it required
something else and would not install so after I while I tried to force it, (-i --force) to no
avail. Then I decided to search for the file and found I have one, there is a /lib/i686/libc.so.6
but it is a link to libc-2.2.5.so.
OK, so whats happening? Does it want a real, new libc.so.6? These red hat package
dependencies are extremely frustrating. There must be a better solution. At any rate,
any help will be appreciated. I was thinking in particular that maybe I could grab just
the libc.so.6 file off of some site or rip open a red hat package and grab that one file
and stick it in place. But I don't know how to rip open a red hat package and just get
that one file.
I hope not to hear that I should just start upgrading because this always seems to require
an endless series of new packages that create conflicts with old packages.
Don Tveter, firstname.lastname@example.org