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Old 07-10-2003, 07:43 AM   #1
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Question Glibc_2.3 ???


Hi there, another newbie here.

I have installed MD9.0 and it is running fine. I also wanted to try a couple of programs which I downloaded , but when I installed them, the above file/dependancy was missing.

the programs I am trying to use are

a) sylpheed version 0.9.3 for i586 a mail/news program
and

b) wine-20030618-mdk9.1.i586.rpm wine obviously

I have done a search with google, but got nowhere except confused.

Can anyone point me in the right direction please?

I don't know whether it is important, but I found the following install command for RPMs and so I used that:

urpmi wine-20030618-mdk9.1.i586.rpm and
urpmi sylpheed-0.9.3-1mdk.i586.rpm

Both programs did things, but were missing the above file(library?). My kernal is 2.4.19-16mdk, I was wondering if I upgraded it, would that fix the problem?

But, if so, how do I do that with out stuffing everything up?

Any help is appreciated.

Cheers
Asif

 
Old 07-10-2003, 08:26 AM   #2
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Go to Mandrake.com or freshmeat.net and download what you need.
 
Old 07-10-2003, 06:15 PM   #3
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Go to Mandrake.com or freshmeat.net and download what you need.
Hi

Thanks for the reply, unfortunately, I recieved zero results after doing a search on both of those sites. I searched for GLIBC_2.3 . I am usually pretty good with search engines, but if I don't know what I am looking for, I can miss the obvious. Just in case I have searched for the wrong thing, can you advise me what I should be looking for(as far as dependancies go) to install Wine?

What I am saying is, you advise me to go to those sites and download what I need. Can you please tell me what I need to download?

Thanks
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Old 07-10-2003, 06:42 PM   #4
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I am a bit out of date with Mandrake, but I ran into awful dependency problems trying to install glibc_2.3 on 9.0. I think you are stuffed, and need to either use older versions of the programs you want to install, or upgrade MDK to a later version.
I know it a real drag, and I hope for your sake that I am proved wrong, but this was the last straw that made me move to another distro. If you manage to update qt and get glibc updated, you will break other stuff.
Please dont take my word for it, try a mandrake forum for more recent info.
good luck
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Old 07-10-2003, 06:53 PM   #5
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I am a bit out of date with Mandrake, but I ran into awful dependency problems trying to install glibc_2.3 on 9.0. I think you are stuffed, and need to either use older versions of the programs you want to install, or upgrade MDK to a later version.
I know it a real drag, and I hope for your sake that I am proved wrong, but this was the last straw that made me move to another distro. If you manage to update qt and get glibc updated, you will break other stuff.
Please dont take my word for it, try a mandrake forum for more recent info.
good luck
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Well, bummer, any comments anyone? I hope that is not the case, but thanks for the heads up anyway and the quick reply.

The two programs are available in earlier versions, so I suppose I could try those. Obviously, I picked the newest versions as first choice, but if I can get them to work, then no probs. I can upgrade later, when I am more fluent with linux.

Cheers
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Old 07-10-2003, 07:02 PM   #6
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Unless you really know what you're doing, upgrading GLIBC can be disasterous to a system. Why don't you try compiling those programs from source? I'm sure they don't actually NEED Glibc 2.3, but those RPMs do because the person who made it had it installed on their system.
 
Old 07-10-2003, 07:24 PM   #7
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Unless you really know what you're doing, upgrading GLIBC can be disasterous to a system. Why don't you try compiling those programs from source? I'm sure they don't actually NEED Glibc 2.3, but those RPMs do because the person who made it had it installed on their system.
Hi

I still don't know what the hell that GLIBC_2.3 thing is, but from the way you talk, I should not play with it. Will I really be upgading, how do I know if I have one anyway?

As for RPMs, as I am still learning, I find I can install these reasonably easy fom a console. I have a source file for the same programs but I cannot seem to get them to do anything that I understand. I have only been learning for a week, so I might be trying to run before I can crawl. But it would be nice to get Wine to work at least, then I can learn linux without having to keep rebooting into a different OS and rack up my dial up charges all the time.

Is there any special commands that need to be used when running source files?

Cheers
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Old 07-10-2003, 10:45 PM   #8
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Old 07-11-2003, 01:46 PM   #9
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GLIBC is one of the corner stones of a linux system. You change this, and it's altogether likely that most if not all of your current programs will stop working. They'd have to be recompiled with the new version of GLIBC. It's the sort of thing that even those who have spent years with Linux only upgrade when getting a new distro.

The commands to install a source package vary from package to package. There should be some instructions on the website, or a README file in the archive you downloaded. Try following those instructions and coming back to this forum for any errors you might have on the way. I've never installed any of the packages you're looking to install though, so I can't give detailed advice.
 
Old 07-13-2003, 06:50 AM   #10
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Hi, this is what I get when I try to install the mail program


-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 841030 Jul 13 20:37 sylpheed-0.9.3-1mdk.i586.rpm*
[root@localhost sylpheed]# rpm -i sylpheed-0.9.3-1mdk.i586.rpm
error: failed dependencies:
libgpgme6 is needed by sylpheed-0.9.3-1mdk
libcrypto.so.0.9.7 is needed by sylpheed-0.9.3-1mdk
libgpgme.so.6 is needed by sylpheed-0.9.3-1mdk
libssl.so.0.9.7 is needed by sylpheed-0.9.3-1mdk
libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.3) is needed by sylpheed-0.9.3-1mdk
[root@localhost sylpheed]#


OK, the place I got the proggy is here: //http://gcutter.free.fr/logiciels/en.html//

I think I see the problem. I only have MD9.0 installed. Now, how do I upgrade to 9.1 or 9.2 with out trashing my system and starting again? Is it as simple as running upgade in "software management"? If so, what do i need to download? I am on 56k modem, so I need to get the absolute no frills package I think.


I also believe this will fix my WINE problem, as I installed an earlier version no probs.
Cheers
Asif

 
Old 07-13-2003, 11:09 AM   #11
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As yet there is no version 9.2. Downloading 9.1 is almost out of the question on a 56k. You'd be best going to one of the linux cd sites. They have the most recent distros on CDR, and mail them to you for the charge of the CD and the delivery. I picked up my three 9.1 discs for 8. Upgrading from 9.0 to 9.1 can be iffy. Some people report that it works great, others not so great. It's a lot easier if you've got your /home on a seperate partition. That way you can keep your data safe and still upgrade the programs. As for configuration details, you could always back up config files - many of them find their way into the /etc directory.

If you don't want to upgrade though, you could do like I said earlier and try installing the program from source - those RPMs will not work on your system.
 
Old 07-13-2003, 05:01 PM   #12
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OK, thanks Obi Perrin for your reply.

It looks like I will have to wait for a while to get those to work. What I will do in the meantime is to
download the slightly older versions and try those. I have not learnt how to use source files yet, or compiling, although I have heard the term. I will have to experiment! That is always a bit of fun.

Cheers
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