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RE: [SLUG] Why does my executable not well.....Execute!



This is the case if you want to use Wordperfect 8 on Mandrake 7.2 or 8.
Mandrake 8 actually comes with a libc compatible rpm (check out
www.rpmfind.net/linux/rpm2html/search.php?query=libc for redhat versions as
well)
You also need ld-linux.so.1
www.rpmfind.net/linux/rpm2html/search.php?query=ld-linux.so.1

I seem to remember having to install it via rpm -ivh --force libc*.rpm then
reinstalling the newer libraries from the CD the same way.  Dont use the
option to upgrade as that removes the old one, just force the install.
I then ran ldconfig and everything worked fine.

Warning though the first time I installed a bunch of libraries which really
stuffed everything up, I ended up reinstalling (why because I wanted to :))
Be careful


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-----Original Message-----
From: Greg Hosler [mailto:hosler@nospam.lugs.org.sg]
Sent: Wednesday, 20 June 2001 3:41
To: enterfornone
Cc: slug@nospam.slug.org.au
Subject: Re: [SLUG] Why does my executable not well.....Execute!



On 20-Jun-01 enterfornone wrote:
>> Hmmm, ok so we look on the rh7.1 install and find libXext.so.6 and
>> libX11.so.6 but libm.so.5 and libc.so.5 are missing. I thought that
>> Linux had this library version thing under control. Like the binary
>> looks for libm.so not libm.so.5. What's going on Linux this is looking
>> like a bad case of windows ddl hell.
> 
> Not really, major numbers on libraries aren't compatible.  Linux, unlike
> Windows, provides a way to tell the difference between versions.
> 
>> So I grab the libs off the Rh6.2
>> box and stick them on the 7.1 box and....Nothing works :-(
> 
> You'll need to put the path to the new (old) libraries in /etc/ld.so.conf
> and run ldconfig
> 
> You'll also (I think) need /lib/ld-linux.so.1

If you locate this (and possibly the older compatibility libraries), you
might find yourself in luck.

-G

> There should be an RPM that does all this for you, can't think of what
it's
> called tho
> 
> 
> 
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