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Old 07-08-2003, 10:44 AM   #1
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Problems installing X Development packages

Hi, I'm using Red Hat 8.0 and want to install the Blackbox window manager, but I get 'Blackbox requires the X Window System libraries and headers' when I run ./configure. So, I tried installing the X Development packages using Red Hat's package management system. The problem is that I get a packages not found error. The unlocatable packages are:

netpbm = 9.24-6 (required by netpbm-devel)
XFree86-libs = 4.2.0 (required by XFree86-devel).

The thing is, I have newer versions of these packages installed (XFree86-libs-4.2.1-21 and netpbm-9.24-9.80.2). What can I do? Thanx for any help.

Last edited by Nylex; 07-08-2003 at 10:56 AM.
Old 07-08-2003, 11:05 AM   #2
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I recommend apt4rpm or Red Carpet for much easier software management with dependency resololution. Check them out.

# Redhat links
RedHat Linux Manuals
Get your mp3 support here
Maximum RPM
Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
RedHat 8.0 Tips & Tricks

# Redhat 7.3 down configuration commands
setup leads to several configuration tools

# Redhat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
Configure X server:
Configure network:

# Handling NTFS
New Technology FileSystem (NTFS) HOWTOs
Linux NTFS project
Old 07-08-2003, 11:17 AM   #3
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Ah cool, I will do in the future. Thank you. I've just fixed my problem, lol. Thanx again.


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