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Old 12-20-2003, 11:40 AM   #1
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dependency problem: libbfd

Hiya, I'm having a problem with a broken dependency. I first found out about it when I was checking dependencies using swaret --dep. Here's some relevant output from swaret:

% ( from Package 'imagemagick-5.5.7_14-i486-1' NOT FOUND!
% ( from Package 'oprofile-0.6-i486-1' NOT FOUND!

Listing missing Packages...
Search for (, needed by 'imagemagick-5.5.7_14-i486-1'!
Search for (, needed by 'oprofile-0.6-i486-1'!
root@P233:/# swaret --list libwmf
swaret 1.6.0-5

Listing all available Packages...
libwmf- (829 kB) [Status: NOT INSTALLED]
libwmf-docs- (268 kB) [Status: NOT INSTALLED]

root@P233:/# swaret --list libbfd
swaret 1.6.0-5

Listing all available Packages...

No available Packages found matching Keyword: libbfd!
Now the imagemagick part, I can fix. Or at least I think I can. Apparantly I don't have the libwmf package installed, and swaret for some reason refuses to do it for me when I --upgrade. It shows up in the list of uninstalled packages though so I could probably just --install libwmf and be done with that.

What's puzzling me is the libbfd part. slocate shows I have it:

root@P233:/# slocate libbfd
So why is oprofile asking me to install an older version of it? And more importantly, how do I fix this broken dependency?

I'm using Slackware 9.1, kept it updated to the slackware-current tree using swaret, and have even had swaret succesfully update my kernel to 2.4.23.

Thanks in advance for any help!
Old 05-12-2004, 09:05 PM   #2
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Same problem here.

Listing missing Packages...
Search for (, needed by 'oprofile-0.6-i486-1'!
Search for (, needed by 'oprofile-0.6-i486-1'!
But I could not find libbfd or bfd for download.

Last edited by gonzalo76; 05-12-2004 at 09:35 PM.
Old 05-12-2004, 11:33 PM   #3
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That is odd................libbfd is from the "binutils" pkg (found in the slackware/d/ directory)....................that version of "oprofile-0.6" (found in the same directory) is the default pkg for Slack 9.1, yet the default binutils pkg is "binutil-"...........which means oprofile should be looking for "".................I have these pkgs installed and just did a 'swaret --dep' with "Libraries resolved successfully!".........................You seem to have a later version of libbfd............try removing the binutils pkg and reinstall the default binutils pkg......

BTW..........for troubleshooting whichpkg a file is from, check out this thread:

Useful custom commands for Slackware

It can definitely save some heartache down the road......


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