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Old 11-08-2007, 10:01 PM   #1
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Question check bin or package dependencies?


I want to move the gcc2.9.5 compiler (and some other older bin files) from an older linux distro
to another more recent distro that comes with gcc3.x. I'm wondering what other packages does the
gcc2.9.5 compiler depends on. Is it possible to check which packages a bin file depends?

Thank you
Old 11-09-2007, 01:14 AM   #2
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I trust you have a fair amount of experience with computers before trying such a thing!

If the older system used an RPM or DEB package manager, you should be able to use the package manager to determine dependencies. In addition to external dependencies, you should look at the files included in the package itself to see which of those you may need to copy over.

You can also use the ldd utility to determine which share libraries are required by each binary.
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Thank you for your reply. I think my original post might not be a feasible idea. I'm currently trying to install ssh/telnet server on RH6.2 to run the program, but I've encountered some problems, pls see:

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Old 11-10-2007, 12:09 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by ldeveloperxl
but I've encountered some problems, pls see:
I see that thread has been closed as duplicate. so I don't know if there is still yet another thread I haven't seen (with possible replies) or if this is the other thread.

As for your ssh/telnet problem, is compiling them from source an option? Or is RH6.2 too old for even that to work? (If it is, maybe you could find some older source code.)

EDIT: If you don't need security (i.e. this is over a trusted LAN), and you have access to both machines simulateously, I believe you can use nc (netcat) to do a low level file transfer. (I've never done it.)

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Old 11-10-2007, 03:08 AM   #5
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You can install via the certain Linux Distribution Package Manager such as Fedora(Rpm, Yum), OpenSuse(Yast), Ubuntu(apt-get, Deb)

All these packages automatically check the dependencies for you without to worry.

I hope this help.


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