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Old 12-13-2011, 08:33 PM   #1
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SuSE Linux 11.3 zlib ver 1.2.3-141.1.i586 do I need to upgrade to ver 1.2.5

hello all, I am kinda of new to the unix/linux process. I have a web admin who is getting error.
[The installer cannot continue until Zlib is installed. / Zlib Not Supported

I installed zlib with the yum command
yum update zlib-devel
it seems to have installed ok. I tried running the command again the same way at the root
hbs-ftp:~ # this is where I am typing in the yum command yum update zlib-devel
when I hit enter I get
"setting up install process
nothing to do"

does that mean its already installed?
how can verify its running and doing what it is suppose to be doing? where s the zlib folder located by default?
do I need to update to ver 1.2.5 for the zlib-devel?

I also stopped and restarted the apache service, I was told that might be the problem as well.

question is suse linux 11.3 very old? is it the back end for Novell? do you recommend an update of the suse linux?

so I went down the road of installing zlib.

thx for all your help.
Old 12-14-2011, 02:02 AM   #2
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Hey there, I would first like to start by saying the default package manager for openSuSE is zypper or YaST. Depending on what you are trying to install, whether it is 32bit or 64bit, and depending on your current setup there could be a couple of things going on.

It would be best to provide the architecture of your OS(32 or 64 bit) and it would really help if your provided the software package that you are trying to install.

To answer your question in regards to whether or not openSuSE 11.3 is old, depends on what you call old. I have machines that are still running 11.1 which is roughly 3 years old if not older. If I remember correctly the release cycle for openSuSE is roughly 9 months for Milestone releases.

Now with all that said why are you not using YaST for your software installs? If you have all the right repos added to YaST on-line update and Software Manager then you should be able to install anything available for openSuSE or RHEL based systems.
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