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Old 02-25-2004, 11:54 PM   #1
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Can't install GTK because of missing XFree86-libs


Hi there,

I installed Red Hat 9 for the first time ever this past weekend. I need to install the Gnome Development Toolkit, but I can't because I keep getting the message that "XFree86-libs package is not installed". So I downloaded the RPM off the RHN, but when I try to install it, I get the message that the package is already installed!

What gives? How can it be installed and yet still not be found when I try to Add the GTK package?

Please help. Thx.
 
Old 02-26-2004, 08:53 AM   #2
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please provide real file names and version numbers. you should already have the xfree86-libs package installed, otherwise you would have problems runngin X itself.
 
Old 02-26-2004, 09:38 PM   #3
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Okay.. in the System Settings > Add/Remove Packages, I selected "GNOME Software Development" and then clicked [Update]
=> I get the following (X) error message:
"Package Not Found
The following package could not be found on your system. Installation cannot continue until it is installed.
- Unlocatable package: XFree86-libs = 4.3.0-2
- Required by: XFree86-devel"

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Fine. So I go to the RHN and download: "XFree86-libs-4.3.0-2.90.55.i386.rpm"

=> When I double-click the file, I get the following <!> message:
"Package already installed

The package "XFree86-libs" is currently installed"

---

So, what's up? I can't install the GTK because the libs pkg can't be found, but I can't install the package because it's already there. AAAARRRGGG!

Help!
 
Old 03-30-2004, 12:25 AM   #4
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Hi all,

Very new here...Thanks for all the help!

I'm having the same problem, no answer to be found. In trying to use rpmbuild it says I'm missing X devel stuff. I go to install them and it reads:

The following packages could not be found on your system. Installation cannot continue until they are installed.
XFree86-libs=4.3.0-2
netpbm=9.24-10

Now I'm running under gnomb, and needless to say running rpm -F xfree86-libs-4.3.0-2 says I already have the package. But running: "rpm -qa | grep free" returns nothing. I've recently installed my alsa driver, which required some modprob stuff, and JACK....but I can't see how this would effect anything having to do with X.

Thanks for any help available,
mike
 
Old 03-30-2004, 11:31 AM   #5
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I'm a big loser...and new my first post would be a stupid one.

Of course the problem was that I was installing packages off my RH cd, which depended on things that had been updated with up2date. So I just got the current/matching packages and all is well. At least, this is what seems to have happened???

thanks
 
  


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