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Old 02-10-2009, 12:08 PM   #1
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error with installing new software

Hello again.

I have a server that runs op opensuse 11.1 en I've been having trouble installing software. The installation file is a .run. I tried to install it, but then the following error message appears:

"/root/.setup4603: error while loading shared libraries: cannotopen shared object file: No such file or directory
./ line 143: 4627 Aborted "$setup" "$@" 2>> $NULL
The setup program seems to have failed on x86/glibc-2.1

See for troubleshooting"

I've been searching with google for possible solutions and I found out that i need to install libgtk-1.2. I tried to do following without any success.

PC2-Linux:~/Desktop # apt-get install libgtk-1.2
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
E: Couldn't find package libgtk-1.2
PC2-Linux:~/Desktop # apt-get install libgtk
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
E: Couldn't find package libgtk
PC2-Linux:~/Desktop #

Any ideas?
Old 02-10-2009, 01:54 PM   #2
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Are you using apt on opensuse? Suse generally uses yast.

In any case, Make sure you have the exact package name. It may be a bit different from the "common" name. Try apt-cache search -n libgtk to get a list of packages with "libgtk" in the name.
Old 02-11-2009, 10:46 AM   #3
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I agree that it is best to use YaST (Application Launcher --> Computer --> Administrator Settings) and search for the application you actually wish to install. The openSUSE repositories are large and it has been a long time since I needed something that was not already there.

Still, if you can't find your application and need to use a .run file, use the YaST2 tool search function to look for libgtk. It will probably come up with ~11 files with libgtk in the name and some may already be installed.

Incidentally, what application do you need? Perhaps there is a special repository that has it so you do not have to compile it yourself.


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