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Old 07-23-2012, 09:56 AM   #1
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Thumbs down gnutls and libffi missing


Hi all,
I just tried to update my system with
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slackpkg upgrade-all
and something went wrong. I was getting errors stating that libffi.**.so was missing, so I tried to install it manually and got an error that gnutls.**.so was missing. This was when slackpkg attempted to use wget.

Then I did something monumentally stupid, I uninstalled gnutls thinking that I would just reinstall it, of course, wget does not work. I have tried to find the appropriate package online (gnutls 3.*) but have had no luck.

Any suggestions?
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:17 AM   #2
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Upgrade wget,openssl and openssl-solibs manually.
 
Old 07-23-2012, 10:19 AM   #3
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Code:
slackpkg install-new
 
Old 07-23-2012, 10:21 AM   #4
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Upgrade wget,openssl and openssl-solibs manually.
Thanks, where do I find the most recent packages for Slackware64 13.37?
 
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slackpkg install-new
That's what I should have done first, but I can't now as wget is not working. Also, when I have done that in the past, there was a huge list, I'm sure I do not need all of the packages listed, do I? Is it normal to just install hundreds of packages?
 
Old 07-23-2012, 10:23 AM   #6
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I think you upgraded to current, not 13.37. See slackware.com for a list of mirrors.
 
Old 07-23-2012, 10:24 AM   #7
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I think you upgraded to current, not 13.37. See slackware.com for a list of mirrors.
Oh bugger, that might explain it.
 
Old 07-23-2012, 10:35 AM   #8
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Ok, so I reinstalled gnutls and libffi but when I start X, I have no fonts, only squares.
 
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where did you get those packages?
please don't mix up between 13.37 and -Current
i'm sure you messed up your system after previous upgrade attempts
 
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where did you get those packages?
please don't mix up between 13.37 and -Current
i'm sure you messed up your system after previous upgrade attempts
I got the packages from here http://slackware.mirrors.tds.net/pub...slackware64/n/

Unfortunately, I think I might have inadvertently done so..... PLEASE tell me this does not mean I have to reinstall.......
 
Old 07-23-2012, 11:00 AM   #11
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please show me the mirror site you uncommented in /etc/slackpkg/mirrors
because there are no updates about libffi and gnutls in slackware64-13.37
it only applies to Slackware64-Current
 
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please show me the mirror site you uncommented in /etc/slackpkg/mirrors
because there are no updates about libffi and gnutls in slackware64-13.37
it only applies to Slackware64-Current
Hi, i can't show you now as I am reinstalling. However, it turned out that I did enable the current mirror, and I did seriously screw my system up. Thanks for the help though.
 
Old 07-23-2012, 11:32 AM   #13
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Ok, just an update, I have reinstalled my system, kept my /home so its just a case of reinstalling my software now. Thanks for the responses, and I shall be sure not to enable an incorrect mirror this time.

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Jack Hunt
 
  


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