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Old 06-13-2013, 06:48 AM   #1
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Library missing


Totally new to Linux world here. I got an assignment to install a software on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.3 (Santiago) environment. When I run the installation script the installation stops and gives me this error:

Required Linux Library is Missing

A library that is required for Linux operating systems is missing. You must
install 'compat-libstdc++-33-3.2.3-61' before you run the installation program.

So I google a bit and find out that I have compat-libstdc++-33-3.2.3-69' installed (used rpm -qa compat-libstdc++* to find it out).This version should include everything version 61 does. Nevertheless I decided to downgrade to version 61 but I still got the same error message.

Do you have ideas to where or what I should be looking at here? Do we need to downgrade to earlier versions of Red Hat? I saw a demo of this software where it was installed to version 5.8. and it worked nicely. The software I'm installing has listed Red Hat 6 as supported platform.

I'm not sure yet if this issue is related to Linux or the software but I need to close down my options.
Old 06-13-2013, 07:06 AM   #2
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Hi, Welcome to LQ!

LQ has a fantastic search function that may save you time waiting for an answer to a popular question.

With over 4 million posts to search it's possible the answer has been given.

Redhat has its own tech support, I should say, you would be best served asking at redhat, But...

I've come across this depedency battle,

you might be able to install the older library with --no-scripts --nodeps --force (or something similar)

that way the files get installed but they all have their own file names, none over-written (just more libs for progs to find).

Cheers Glenn

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Old 06-13-2013, 07:45 AM   #3
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I think you need to install compat-libstdc package using following command

yum install compat-libstdc

But may be yum repositories are not present on your system, Check if repositories are there using following command

yum repolist

If no repository are there and you have Redhat license then following command will register you on RHN


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Old 06-13-2013, 09:03 AM   #4
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# yum search libstdc++

# yum install compat-libstdc++-33
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:26 AM   #5
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Thanks for the answers. # yum install compat-libstdc++-33 upgraded the library to the latest version

--> Running transaction check
---> Package compat-libstdc++-33.x86_64 0:3.2.3-61 will be updated
---> Package compat-libstdc++-33.x86_64 0:3.2.3-69.el6 will be an update

And I'm still getting the same error when installing the product. I have contacted the software vendor for help and will send this to RedHat tech support also. All ideas are still very much welcomed.


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