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Old 01-02-2003, 09:48 PM   #1
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where would i get this file from?? when i search google i get a whole bunch of mandrake and rpm stuff come not sure where i could find this -thanks
Old 01-02-2003, 10:05 PM   #2
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libpng is from the "l" (lowercase L) disk set in Slack. But I do not know about the version you posted, with number prior to the so designation. Slack 8.1 provides libpng-1.2.1. The following is what my system currently has:

bash-2.05a# ls -l /usr/lib/libpng*
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 197288 Feb 14 2002 /usr/lib/libpng.a
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Oct 12 18:41 /usr/lib/ ->
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 18 Oct 12 18:40 /usr/lib/ ->
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 183398 Feb 14 2002 /usr/lib/
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 17 Oct 12 18:40 /usr/lib/ ->
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 188678 Feb 14 2002 /usr/lib/

After the package is installed, or if it is installed, you can locate more info in the /usr/doc/libpng-1.2.1 directory tree.

Sometimes packages are built to use libs that the author had installed but may not be a part of the standard distribution of the library. Or they had some beta package installed at some time in the past it the library changed over time. I have had some limited success in just trying to create a link to the version that I have. Like you might try the following and see if it works OK or not.

ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/

That would create a symbolic link for the file that is being searched for but redirects it to the file that you have. If it doesn't work, you can always delete the sym link.

Old 01-03-2003, 12:00 PM   #3
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It worked, thanks alot.


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