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Old 06-09-2008, 02:45 AM   #1
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libXm.so.3 missing


Hi,

I'm using Fedora 9 (64-bit version), and currently trying to make a self-installed program run properly.
A program I've installed, is looking for libXm.so.3. I have installed a newer version of openmotif (2.3), so I have the libXm.so.4 file available, not libXm.so.3. When I tried installing Openmotif 2.2, it gave an error of another file missing, when I tried to install that file, yet another was missing, etc. I suspect that this software is a bit too old, but I need it anyway.
I have tried to link the files: "ln -s path/libXm.so.4 path/libXm.so.3", but that worked for just that one time. After every reboot, I have to make that link again, and it only works when I'm logged in as root!
Is there a way to permanently link the libXm.so.3 to libXm.so.4, for instance by adding a rule to the etc/profile file? Or does anyone have another idea how to fix this problem?

Thanks!
 
Old 06-09-2008, 01:52 PM   #2
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Instead of linking, make a copy of libXm.so.4, rename it to libXm.so.3
and put it back into /usr/lib, then ldconfig cannot unlink it, but will
probably complain (...not a link)
If it will work, then OK.

Rgds
 
Old 06-13-2008, 09:46 AM   #3
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Copying the file and renaming it to libXm.so.3 didn't work at first, but then I also copied the file to another "lib" folder and that did the trick. Appearantly, the program was looking for the file in the wrong folder.
 
Old 08-02-2008, 12:04 AM   #4
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I am a noob and would like to know where to download openmotif from. Isn't this something that I can do a yum for? I have FC8, and not sure if this is something that I can install from one of the repositories listed by default or not.

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Old 08-03-2008, 05:24 AM   #5
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Sorry, you cannot use a thread asking a question
on a completely different topic, please start a
new thread for that.

But you are right, the package name for F8 is
'openmotif' and 'openmotif-devel'
If you can't find it in the repo ..... then ..
http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3?stat...ccrma.i386.rpm
http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3?stat...ccrma.i386.rpm

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Old 08-04-2008, 12:32 AM   #6
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My apologies.
 
  


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