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Old 06-05-2004, 11:31 PM   #1
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Exclamation Gnome quit working...

I've been trying to install a new version of Glib so that I can install the latest GTK+, but in the process, I think I may have messed up Gnome. All I can use now is KDE, and of course, the shell.
Before you say "Just install Glib", well, I've been trying to all day. It claims that the installation was successful, but none of the old files get replaced, and other programs that need Glib complain that it isn't installed whenever I try and install them.

I'm really confused, and I have no clue where to start...could somebody help me disipline my computer, please?

Hmm....In the meantime, I have an idea.
Old 06-06-2004, 12:30 AM   #2
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It sounds like you have unleashed the lib monster.

One of the base parts of your system is Glibc which most stuff depends on. You can get into a lot of problems if you start changing the lib files. It's a matter of not everything works with everything else.

One way to recover this is to undo what you have done. It will likely require you to force install some rpm files manually and delete some files installed by the stuff you where trying to install.

If you look in yast2 at the install remove software module you can tell what has been added. If you done this with source files you might be able to use make uninstall in the source tree.

You can reinstall rpm files by using the --force option to rpm.


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