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Old 06-10-2010, 08:51 AM   #1
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How to add libraries?


Just curious how you can add libraries to /lib from the command line. My box just has a server distribution on it, so I obviously can't use synaptic. I downloaded a .tar.gz file for the libraries I need, and I assumed that you would use dpkg -i <packagename.tar.gz> but that doesn't seem to work.

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Old 06-10-2010, 09:00 AM   #2
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A server distribution? Why would that stop you using synaptic??

You could start by actually describing your system and what you're actually trying to achieve. Describing anything as "Adding things to /lib" is a very odd way to describe it. What libraries do you want to install on what distribution?
 
Old 06-10-2010, 09:06 AM   #3
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Oh, I thought synaptic was part of gnome. Don't mind me, I obviously haven't been using Linux for that long.

My system is running Ubuntu 9.10, and at the moment it's functioning as a VPN server and samba server. I'm trying install a program called bandwidthd, which monitors bandwidth usage per IP. The program requires libcap, libpng, and libgd. (According to this tut: http://infodotnet.blogspot.com/2008/...hd-per-ip.html)
 
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Hello,

What you have downloaded is a file that contains source and needs to be compiled. If by 'server distribution' you mean that you don't have a GUI installed and do all your work on a console then you can always turn to other options to install packages. I assume you are using Debian or a Debian-based distro. If that's the case then you can use apt or aptitude to install packages from the repositories if those are set up correctly in /etc/apt/sources.list. It works like this:
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apt-get update
apt-get install packagename
apt-get remove packagename
and takes care of all dependencies. Aptitude is the ncurses based GUI you can use on a console.

You referred to dpkg, that's used to install *.deb packages you download from the web, like this:
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dpkg -i packagename.deb
Kind regards,

Eric

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Old 06-10-2010, 10:27 AM   #5
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yep, bandwidthd is in the ubuntu repos, so "aptitude install bandwidthd" will get you where you want to be, with all libraries covered. Of those three though, only libpcap wouldn't already be there for sure.
 
  


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