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Old 06-12-2008, 03:04 PM   #1
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Trying to install adobe reader in RHEL 3


I am trying to install Adobe Reader in RHEL 3

I do the following:

[aaronp1@MISTRO aaronp1]$ rpm -i Adobe*
error: Failed dependencies:
gtk2 >= 2.4.0 is needed by AdobeReader_enu-8.1.2-1

I try to reinstall gtk2 as follows:

[aaronp1@MISTRO aaronp1]$ up2date -f gtk2

Fetching Obsoletes list for channel: rhel-i386-ws-3...

Name Version Rel
----------------------------------------------------------


The following packages you requested are already updated:
gtk2

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance,
Mistro116
 
Old 06-12-2008, 03:20 PM   #2
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If you just want to look at PDFs it may be easier just to use evince (should be in the standard repo).
 
Old 06-12-2008, 04:18 PM   #3
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I was hoping that someone could tell me a way to fix the problem. I have xpdf for right now, but I want to use adobe.

Thanks in advance,
Mistro116
 
Old 06-12-2008, 05:51 PM   #4
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Any particular reason you want to run adope rather than evince?

What version of gtk2 are you actually running?

Quote:
rpm -q gtk2
RHEL3 may be old enough that it does not have a gtk2 that is that new.
 
Old 06-12-2008, 06:25 PM   #5
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gtk2-2.2.4-19

You're right.

I tried to download some gtk2 rpms from sourceforge that were 2.4.0+ but they needed other dependencies that were newer as well.

Is there a way to install a newer version of gtk2 without installing all of these dependencies?
 
Old 06-12-2008, 09:16 PM   #6
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When you start doing that type of thing it gets awful messy. Why not take the easy way out and upgrade the system? There have been a lot of advances between RHEL3 and RHEL5. If you are running without a license just switch to Centos. Centos is RHEL with the logos removed. Free to download and update.
 
  


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