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Old 02-06-2005, 12:19 PM   #1
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missing file libpng.so.2


I am trying to install Winamp but I seem to be missing libpng.so.2

I have browsed the internet but I can't seem to find this EXACT file.

can someone help me out here please

I am using SuSE 9.2
 
Old 02-06-2005, 12:53 PM   #2
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look for libpng here

http://rpm.pbone.net/

go to advanced search and look for suse rpms

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Old 02-26-2005, 01:17 PM   #3
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I too am having this problem. I have tried searching for libpng.so.2, and found several rpms, but none will install due to newer libraries already being installed. I am on a fresh install of Fedora Core 3, installed and updated last night.

I have found libpng.so.3 in /usr/lib.

I'm pretty new to Linux, so what would one do in this situation? The Winamp program needs the older libpng. How does one get this installed when there appears to be a newer version installed already? Can both exist simultaneously?

Help a noob out.
 
Old 02-26-2005, 01:22 PM   #4
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Try making a link from /usr/lib/libpng.so.3 to /usr/lib/libpng.so.2

Probably just a newer version of that library.
 
Old 02-26-2005, 01:27 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by kak
Try making a link from /usr/lib/libpng.so.3 to /usr/lib/libpng.so.2

Probably just a newer version of that library.
How does one do that?
 
Old 02-26-2005, 01:38 PM   #6
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open a console
su to root
type "ln -s /usr/lib/libpng.so.3 /usr/lib/libpng.so.2"
without the quotes

Before I forget run /sbin/ldconfig

Last edited by kak; 02-26-2005 at 01:40 PM.
 
Old 02-26-2005, 01:42 PM   #7
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Looks like it created the link correctly. An "ls -l libpn*" shows the link "libpng.so.2" pointing to "libpng.so.3".

The Winamp install still gives the failed dependancy on libpng.so.2.
 
Old 02-26-2005, 01:53 PM   #8
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did you run ldconfig after? if so try a reboot; not sure why but sometimes even after running ldconfig the offending program still can't find the lib.
 
Old 02-26-2005, 02:05 PM   #9
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Yep, did the ldconfig, no joy. Restarted, no joy. Did ldconfig again, still no joy. The Winamp rpm install keeps asking for libpng.so.2.
 
Old 02-26-2005, 02:26 PM   #10
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After some googling; You situation is pretty common with a common solution in most "use XMMS". It seems that winamp for linux is pretty much unmaintained alpha software with lots of issues.
 
Old 02-26-2005, 03:28 PM   #11
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Yeah... I'll probably see if I can get XMMS working. I think it should be in Fedora, unless RH removed it. If it is, it probably won't play MP3s anyway, so I'll see what I can find out there and see what works.

Thanks for the help!
 
Old 02-26-2005, 04:17 PM   #12
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Got xmms working fine now. Glad to have some music in Linux, finally! w00t!
 
  


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