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Old 10-27-2003, 01:45 PM   #1
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Older dependency than required


My downloaded printer driver wants
dependency libtcl8.3.so. My Tcl/Tk has
libtcl8.4.so which I assume is backward
compatible. How can I tell the rpm to use
the one I have? BTW Yast won't load it
either. TIA, mike
 
Old 10-27-2003, 01:48 PM   #2
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Use the
--force
option.

But you must be sure that 8.4 is backward compatible.
 
Old 10-27-2003, 02:41 PM   #3
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Can you suggest a way to verify the backward compatibility of libtcl8.4.so with libtcl8.3.so. Thanks again, mike
 
Old 10-27-2003, 04:46 PM   #4
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Besides feeding a searchengine some keywords? No, I can't :-)

http://www.tcl.tk/
http://www.tcl.tk/software/tcltk/8.3.html
http://www.tcl.tk/software/tcltk/8.4.html
 
Old 10-27-2003, 05:19 PM   #5
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druuna,

Thanks again. I did find the tcl.tk site but missed the 8.3 & 8.4 sites. Please endure my inexperience. 8.4 is listed as 'highly compatible with 8.3. If I install with the --nodeps or --force option will the driver be able to find the lib with a different ver number? Going back to the beginning, I uninstalled the original driver and then tried to install the new one because they didn't have similar file names although they are drivers for the same printer. Could I have used the U option and possibly let rpm retain the old lib? If so, I'll reinstall the old driver and start over. Thanks again for your help and patience, mike
 
Old 10-27-2003, 05:51 PM   #6
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the change in version number shouldn't matter. my system has 8,3:

/usr/lib/libtcl.so -> /usr/lib/libtcl8.3.so
/usr/lib/libtcl8.3.so

and any program using it, is most likely to use just libtcl.so and not knw any difference. if it does whoever, just try creating a symlink from libtcl8.4.so to libtcl8.3.so, and if it is as compatible as it say, you should be fine.
 
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I'm not really comfortable installing with --force or --nodeps options. Could you give me the syntax to properly link the files so rpm can install without dependency error messages? libtcl8.4.so lives in /usr/lib/. Thanks to all for your help and forebearance.
 
  


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