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Old 07-07-2004, 04:44 AM   #1
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libpopt.so.0 - What is it, and where can I get it from?


Hi.

A little background to my problem: I run SuSE 9.1 and have found that the Samba client is broken, but fixable with updates. I have so far failed to get the Online Update to work through my proxy server and have downloaded all the rpm's for Samba manually. When I try to install the Samba client rpm,I am told that I need libpopt.so.0.

I've tried searching the web and SuSE's site for this file, and have so far drawn a blank. There seem to be various rpms available that include libpopt.so.0, but all built for other distributions than mine, and often part of a totally different package, ie mplayer. I tried installing popt-1.7-176.i586.rpm from SuSE, which was already installed, and that didn't work.

Any help / suggestions would be gratefully accepted!
 
Old 07-30-2004, 04:06 AM   #2
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You've probably solved this by now, but if you didn't - maybe you need to install the popt-devel-1.7-176.i586.rpm package from the SuSE installation media.

Erik

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Old 08-01-2004, 12:29 PM   #3
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I was having a similar problem. I was trying to install apt-get on a Suse 9.1 Personal and I kept getting an error about libpopt.so.0, so here's what I did:

1. Went to rpmbone.net and searched for libpopt.so.0
2. Downloaded the shlibs5 rpm
3. Installed rpm
4. Created a symbolic link "/lib/libpopt.so.0" to /usr/i486-linux-libc5/lib/libpopt.so.0.0.0
5. ran: apt-get update, apt-get upgrade, apt-get -f install and that seemed to install the libary properly.

It's dirty, but it worked. Sorry for the crappy directions, but i'm a pretty big linux n00b myself.
 
Old 08-01-2004, 01:02 PM   #4
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Another place to get rpms and search for particular libraries is http://www.rpmfind.net
 
Old 08-02-2004, 02:25 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by Nonsensical
I was having a similar problem. I was trying to install apt-get on a Suse 9.1 Personal and I kept getting an error about libpopt.so.0, so here's what I did:

1. Went to rpmbone.net and searched for libpopt.so.0
2. Downloaded the shlibs5 rpm
3. Installed rpm
4. Created a symbolic link "/lib/libpopt.so.0" to /usr/i486-linux-libc5/lib/libpopt.so.0.0.0
5. ran: apt-get update, apt-get upgrade, apt-get -f install and that seemed to install the libary properly.

It's dirty, but it worked. Sorry for the crappy directions, but i'm a pretty big linux n00b myself.
Actually, YOU (Yast Online Update) on my SuSE 9.1 pro system has just fixed the popt libraries. This is the text that comes with the fix:

Code:
popt - A C library for parsing command line parameters

Due to a mistake the major version of the popt library was set to one, breaking compatibility with some 
products from other vendors. This patch also installs a libpopt with major version zero.
Erik
 
Old 08-03-2004, 04:11 AM   #6
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http://rpm.pbone.net/

search--> libpopt.so.0 , results to some rmps

if you dont fixed it yet,

anybody else that has the same problem, can go over there
 
Old 10-08-2004, 01:56 PM   #7
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if you are having trouble installing apt due to the libpopt.so.0 dependency (especially Suse) the solution is probably to get the popt-patch. I had popt and popt-devel both installed and was still getting the error. Here's where I found it:

ftp://fr.rpmfind.net/linux/SuSE-Linu...i586.patch.rpm
 
  


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