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Old 04-11-2016, 11:50 AM   #1
Farideh Khamseh
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Problem with installing Xmgrace in CentOS


Dear all

I am a beginner in Linux and I want to install Xmgrace on my workstation. But, I get this error:
yum install xmgrace
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, refresh-packagekit, security
Setting up Install Process
Determining fastest mirrors
* base: mirrors.advancedhosters.com
* extras: mirror.ash.fastserv.com
* updates: mirrors.cmich.edu
base | 3.7 kB 00:00
extras | 3.4 kB 00:00
updates | 3.4 kB 00:00
No package xmgrace available.
Error: Nothing to do
[root@PHAR01180 Desktop]#

Then I download these packages as requirements:
dash-static-0.5.8-2.mga6.x86_64.rpm
glibc-2.22-15.mga6.x86_64.rpm
lib64png16_16-1.6.21-1.mga6.x86_64.rpm

I could install dash-static-0.5.8-2.mga6.x86_64.rpm but when I try to install glibc-2.22-15.mga6.x86_64.rpm I get this error message:
Error: glibc conflicts with prelink-0.4.6-3.1.el6_4.x86_64
You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem
You could try running: rpm -Va --nofiles --nodigest


could you help me on this issue, please?

Regards,
Farideh

Last edited by Farideh Khamseh; 04-11-2016 at 12:06 PM.
 
Old 04-11-2016, 02:00 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by Farideh Khamseh View Post
Dear all
I am a beginner in Linux and I want to install Xmgrace on my workstation. But, I get this error:
yum install xmgrace
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, refresh-packagekit, security
Setting up Install Process
Determining fastest mirrors
* base: mirrors.advancedhosters.com
* extras: mirror.ash.fastserv.com
* updates: mirrors.cmich.edu
base | 3.7 kB 00:00
extras | 3.4 kB 00:00
updates | 3.4 kB 00:00
No package xmgrace available.
Error: Nothing to do
[root@PHAR01180 Desktop]#

Then I download these packages as requirements:
dash-static-0.5.8-2.mga6.x86_64.rpm
glibc-2.22-15.mga6.x86_64.rpm
lib64png16_16-1.6.21-1.mga6.x86_64.rpm

I could install dash-static-0.5.8-2.mga6.x86_64.rpm but when I try to install glibc-2.22-15.mga6.x86_64.rpm I get this error message:
Error: glibc conflicts with prelink-0.4.6-3.1.el6_4.x86_64
You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem
You could try running: rpm -Va --nofiles --nodigest

could you help me on this issue, please?
Read the "Question Guidelines" link in my posting signature. Since you don't tell us what version/distro of Linux you're using, we have a hard time telling you how to proceed. Depending on the distro, that package might not be avaialble via repositories. Also, ***DO NOT**** monkey around with manually replacing glibc, unless you ABSOLUTELY know what you're doing.
 
Old 04-11-2016, 03:26 PM   #3
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As TBOne said, you should provide more information.

In my opinion, CentOS does not do a good job of supporting scientific and engineering packages. Its strength is servers. You might have to download the grace source code from the Weitzmann institute and compile it yourself. The package is also called grace, not xmgrace, due to a change in licensing. Try
Code:
yum search grace
However, AFAIK, it is not in the EPEL 7 repo.

I have been using it since its early days when you had to download it from the U of Oregon and compile it yourself. Now, it is available precompiled for all versions of Fedora. It is also available for Gentoo, Debian, and Ubuntu.
Code:
apt-cache search grace
on Debian and
Code:
USE="png jpeg netcdf fftw" emerge grace
on Gentoo. I once used it on openSUSE, but have not used the latter for a long time.

Last edited by plasmonics; 04-11-2016 at 09:09 PM.
 
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Old 04-11-2016, 04:41 PM   #4
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to add
DO NOT install random rpm's from random sites
the name on those has "mga6" in the name
they are built for a DIFFERENT operating system
"Mageia 6 "
https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Mageia_6_Development
http://www.mageia.org/en/

personally i find RHEL/CentOS/ScientificLinux GREAT for scientific and engineering software

now CentOS 7.2 is still rather NEW
most programs are still for CentOS 6.7 or 5.11

i use ScientificLinux 6.7 all the time for the USGS / NASA / JPL and University code i use


Warning:
if you did manage to install these
dash-static-0.5.8-2.mga6.x86_64.rpm
glibc-2.22-15.mga6.x86_64.rpm
lib64png16_16-1.6.21-1.mga6.x86_64.rpm

-- you have a MAJOR almost unsolvable problem
with the easiest fix it a new clean reinstall of CentOS
that glibc will be incompatible




Grace
http://plasma-gate.weizmann.ac.il/Grace/

now this is a bit old so you might have problems
ftp://plasma-gate.weizmann.ac.il/pub/grace/

the latest STABLE "grace-5.1.25.tar.gz"
ftp://plasma-gate.weizmann.ac.il/pub/grace/src/stable/


but it should be in the repos
Code:
su -
yum search grace

Last edited by John VV; 04-11-2016 at 04:51 PM.
 
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Old 04-20-2016, 03:52 PM   #5
Farideh Khamseh
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Thank you! I could install Grace successfully but there is another problem! when I execute the xmgrace in a terminal everything works well just I get this message
Warning: Cannot convert string "-*-helvetica-medium-r-normal-*-12-*-*-*-*-*-*-*" to type FontStruct
How can I overcome this problem?

Regards,
Farideh
 
Old 04-20-2016, 04:50 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Farideh Khamseh View Post
Thank you! I could install Grace successfully but there is another problem! when I execute the xmgrace in a terminal everything works well just I get this message
Warning: Cannot convert string "-*-helvetica-medium-r-normal-*-12-*-*-*-*-*-*-*" to type FontStruct
How can I overcome this problem?
Well, seeing as it's a WARNING, you can ignore it.
 
  


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