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Old 04-13-2002, 09:55 PM   #1
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Question Ethereal-0.9.3 installation queston.


I'm running Slackware 8.0 with kernel 2.4.18. I've updraded the packages in slackware-current and am now trying to install Ethereal v.0.9.3. I downloaded the tarball as my normal user (not root), unpacked it, and ran ./configure. The following error came up:

checking for zlib.h... yes
checking for gzgets in -lz... yes
checking for gzgets missing when linking with X11... yes
configure: error: old zlib found when linking with X11 - get rid of old zlib.
I made sure that I have the most recent version of zlib installed (v.1.1.4). I then ran the following command as root:

find / -name *zlib* -print
I found only two instances of *zlib* in the /usr/X11R6/ directory structure. One was /usr/X11R6/include/zlib.h. I copied that to zlib.h.bak and copied over the updated zlib.h from /usr/include. The The second was lbxzlib.h in the /usr/X11R6/include/X11/extensions directory - I'm not too sure what to do (if anything) with that.

After reading through the configure script, I believe the problem is with the zlib being used by XFree86.

Does anyone know if I'm on the right track - and if so, how do I upgrade the file(s) I need to upgrade for Ethereal to configure and install?


Old 04-14-2002, 09:10 PM   #2
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What you could do is go ahead and use pkgtool to completely remove the zlib package and install or reinstall the newest one. I'm sure that would work, if not you can try upgrading zlib with the newest package by doing:

upgradepkg zlib%zlib-x.x.x.tgz <---Whatever the name is.

If all else fails, get rid of zlib and install from source.
Old 04-15-2002, 11:47 PM   #3
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Thanks for the help. I ended up having to pull the source and install from that. The Ethereal configure script completed this time. All seems well.



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