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Old 03-25-2006, 05:19 PM   #1
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Having problems updating openssl-0.9.7 to 0.9.8

Hi! I have the following problem: I have openssl 0.9.7 installed, and I'm trying to update it to version 0.9.8. I downloaded the RPM for my distribution, but when I run:
"rpm -Uvh openssl-0.9.8a-13.i586.rpm", I get the following errors:

"... is needed by (installed) libgnomeprint-2.12.1-0.3 is needed by (installed) pwdutils-3.0.4-4.2 is needed by (installed) samba-3.0.20b-3.1 is needed by (installed) samba-client-3.0.20b-3.1 is needed by (installed) nautilus-2.12.0-7.2 is needed by (installed) curl-7.14.0-2.4 is needed by (installed) cups-1.1.23-21.2 is needed by (installed) openssh-4.1p1-10.4 is needed by (installed) liby2util-2.12.9-0.4 is needed by (installed) apache2-prefork-2.0.54-10 is needed by (installed) gkrellm-2.2.7-2 is needed by (installed) bitchx-1.1-8 is needed by (installed) ckermit-8.0.211-4 is needed by (installed) cups-libs-1.1.23-21 is needed by (installed) imap-2004c_suse-2 is needed by (installed) irssi-0.8.9-56 is needed by (installed) links-2.1pre17-4 is needed by (installed) lynx-2.8.5-35 is needed by (installed) neon-0.24.7-8 is needed by (installed) nmap-3.81-9 is needed by (installed) ntop-3.1.50-3 is needed by (installed) openldap2-client-2.2.27-6

The list goes on longer, but only these 2 files are listed. The RPM constains the new versions of these 2 files. So why wouldn't it update?
Old 03-25-2006, 05:43 PM   #2
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Because all those other installed packages are dependent on the files in openssl-0.9.7, welcome to dependency hell :0

Look around for something like an rpm that starts with something like openssl097a-0.9.7a and install that at the same time.
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Well I looked around for a RPM you suggested, but couldn't find any .

I tried compiling the OpenSSL 0.9.8a from the sources, and that DID install the shared libraries I needed ( and but that didn't actually solve my problem. When I try to install a RPM that needs OpenSSL 0.9.8 it can't find the .so-s from the 0.9.8 version, because these file aren't in the RPMs database.

What I did was to forcedly install the new version:
"rpm -ivh openssl.0.9.8a-13.i586.rpm"
Now this isn't a real solution, because it overwrote some files of the old 0.9.7 version, but seems to work for the moment. I guess I still can revert to the old version by forcedly re-installing the old version

What probably should have been done is to recompile all of the apps that need the old libraries, so that they're linked with the new version of the libs. Kind of annoying, I won't do that, it would be easier to switch to the new version of the whole distribution.


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