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Old 07-30-2004, 10:24 AM   #1
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Can't install rpms anymore!

Hello, i have quite a serious problem i think, i can't seem to install rpms anymore.

I tried to install a .tar.gz, which required zlib version 1.1.4. I had version 1.2.x. installed but that didn't work, so i removed version 1.2.x and installed 1.1.4. The install succeeded, but since then - for some reason i do not know - i can't use the command "rpm" anymore.

Here's what i get when i enter "rpm" in console:

rpm: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object

My distro is SuSE 9.1, and i can't open YaST either

What should i do know?

Hope someone can help me with this, i would appreciate it!!
Old 07-30-2004, 10:49 AM   #2
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You could try this (under root) :

# ldconfig

wich is necessary when installing something new.
Old 07-30-2004, 11:08 AM   #3
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I solved my problem: i installed the newer version from .tar.gz and made links to the right directories, now it's working again

But thanks for the tip!!!!


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