suse rpm

Gary Bickford
Thu, 27 Jul 2000 11:24:36 -0700

Dave Peticolas wrote:

> Gary Bickford writes:
> > I'm running Suse 6.4, upgraded from 6.3.  I tried installing g-wrap from the
> > but rpm complains that we need 'guile-devel'.  I have guile 1.3.4.  I can't f
> > guile-devel as an independent entity.  Any suggestions?
> Did guile come with SuSE? If so, they should have included a guile-devel
> package as well.

Sorry about the delay - I just got back from a trip.  Instead of pursuing this, I
went to helixcode and got the gnucash-1.4.2-0_helix_1.i386.rpm and attempted to
install.  It thought a long while, then returned a series of errors, all from
ldconfig, for example:

     /sbin/ldconfig: Input file /usr/lib/ not found.

Upon inspection, I see that in every case the problem is that the libfile is a
symlink to an older version of the actual lib file installed.  For example:

     garyb@twobit:/usr/lib > ls -l libxml*
     -rw-r--r--   1 root     root       337134 Nov  8  1999 libxml.a
     -rwxr-xr-x   1 root     root          561 Nov  8  1999
     lrwxrwxrwx   1 root     root           15 Apr  7 05:10 ->
     lrwxrwxrwx   1 root     root           15 May 19 12:26 ->
     -rwxr-xr-x   1 root     root       393240 Mar 24 12:28

There's only about 8 of these problems, so I can manually relink them but before I
do I wondered if there was a problem with doing that, or if I should modify the
rpm instead (a thing I have not done before) to use the "so.1" links which all
seem to point to the right place, or if there is a deeper/larger issue I'm not
aware of.

Thanks folks,