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Old 08-07-2005, 10:25 PM   #1
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mkinitrd - Failed Dependency (libc.so.6)


When trying to install mkinitrd-4.2.19-1.i386, I get an error message that it has a failed dependency.

[root@localhost Desktop]# rpm -ivh mkinitrd-4.2.19-1.i386.rpm
error: Failed dependencies:
libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.4) is needed by mkinitrd-4.2.19-1.i386

I'm on Fedora Core 4.
 
Old 08-08-2005, 03:28 AM   #2
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Basically you don't have a "libc.so.6" file and mkinitrd wants one.

Look in your /lib directory and you will notice that you don't a "libc.so.6" file. Why? Who knows...

RPMfind is a great tool here, looking up your RPM that you want to install brings us to this page:
http://rpmfind.net/linux/RPM/fedora/...19-1.i386.html

Where it lists what the RPM provides, and what it requires. Notice that you have quite a few libc.so.6 libraries that you can choose from.

Following the link for libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.4) brings you to:
http://rpmfind.net/linux/rpm2html/se...o.6(GLIBC_2.4)


Beware! Changing your libc's is a lot like playing russian roulette with a semi-automatic. Okay, so you only had one bullet in the clip...

It's a great way to get an unstable, unsecure machine. Be careful.
 
Old 08-08-2005, 09:56 PM   #3
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Actually, there is a lib.so.6 file in /lib. Also, those links you gave were either 404 or had no results.
 
Old 08-15-2005, 08:30 PM   #4
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Hmmm, they work fine for me...

In any case here are the RPM's for i386 & i686. You choose...

ftp://rpmfind.net/linux/fedora/core/....90-8.i386.rpm

ftp://rpmfind.net/linux/fedora/core/....90-8.i686.rpm



And I think it's going to want "libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.4)" (as shown).

I see what you mean by the 404, I just tried it again and one of the pages came back as 404. What's up with that? In any case, you now have the links to the actual RPM's.
 
  


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