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Old 06-17-2008, 02:52 PM   #1
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wvdial installation in redhat linux


Hi,

I am using Redhat Linux and while trying to install the wvdial package I encountered the following problems:
1. I downloaded the RPM file for wvdial and tried to install it using the following cmd:

My Command: rpm -i wvdial-1.60-5.fc9.i386

once i enter this the following message appears:

error: failed dependencies:
liblockdev.so.1 is needed by wvdial-1.60-5.fc9.i386
libuniconf.so.4.4 is needed by wvdial-1.60-5.fc9.i386
libwvbase.so.4.4 is needed by wvdial-1.60-5.fc9.i386
libwvstreams.so.4.4 is needed by wvdial-1.60-5.fc9.i386
libwvutils.so.4.4 is needed by wvdial-1.60-5.fc9.i386
So I downloaded the rpm for all the above mentioned files and stored them in /var/tmp

Now, when I tried to install those files one by one, the following messages appeared:

My Command: rpm -i lockdev-1.0.1-2.3.1.src.rpm (from /var/tmp)

error: cannot create %sourcedir /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES

rpm -i libwvstreams-4.4.1-4.fc9.i386

error: open of libwvstreams-4.4.1-4.fc9.i386 failed: No such file or directory

I even tried with rpm -ivh but still no use.

Can anyone suggest me how to install the WVDIAL package?

My requirement is to install the wvdial package. It need not be done in the way I said. If you know of any other simpler way to install the wvdial package I will be glad to accept that. Please send me your suggestions.

Your help will be greatly appreciated.

Cheers!!

K.Karthick Annamalai
 
Old 06-17-2008, 04:42 PM   #2
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rpm -i lockdev-1.0.1-2.3.1.src.rpm (from /var/tmp)
error: cannot create %sourcedir /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES
That's a source RPM (".src.rpm") to build a package *with*. Search for "lockdev-1.0.1-2.3.1.rpm".


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rpm -i libwvstreams-4.4.1-4.fc9.i386
error: open of libwvstreams-4.4.1-4.fc9.i386 failed: No such file or directory
Supply the full name: 'rpm -i libwvstreams-4.4.1-4.fc9.i386.rpm'.


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Old 06-17-2008, 04:53 PM   #3
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Sorry!!

I will not post the same thread in different forums hereafter.
 
Old 06-17-2008, 06:01 PM   #4
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You say you are running Red Hat but you are trying to install a Fedora rpm. Generally rpms are specific to distro and version.

What version and arch are you running (RHEL5-32bit)?

Last edited by lazlow; 06-17-2008 at 06:14 PM.
 
Old 06-18-2008, 10:58 AM   #5
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I'm running Fedora core 6 x86 architecture.
 
Old 06-18-2008, 02:49 PM   #6
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Fedora is NOT Red Hat. It gets support support from Red Hat becuase it acts as Red Hat's development branch.

Wvdial is in the standard repo.

http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pu...s/Fedora/RPMS/
 
Old 06-19-2008, 09:43 PM   #7
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Hi Lazlow,

Thank you so much. I was able to install the Wvdial package successfully. Once I downloaded the rpm file from the link you gave it worked like a charm. Once again, thank you so much for the timely help.

Cheers!!

K.Karthick Annamalai
 
Old 06-19-2008, 10:05 PM   #8
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You are really going to need to look at your yum repo files. The link I posted was to the standard FC6 yum repo.
 
Old 06-20-2008, 11:45 AM   #9
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Yes I am running Fedora core 6. So the link you gave me worked fine.
Thank you.
 
Old 06-20-2008, 02:34 PM   #10
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What I am saying is that you should have been able to just:

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yum install wvdial
and be done with it.
 
  


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