I’m not a Unix expert and maybe my difficulties are very easy to solve. I hope somebody could help me.
I’ve got Mandrake linux 10.1 on my pc and I’ve tried to install root, but the answer is that I need x11 devel libraries. So i’ve downloaded it but I cannot install anyway. In fact when i type urpmi libxorg etc. Unix tell me that is not possible to install 'cause devel is not satisfied (libfreetype). I’m stalled at all and I don’t know what to do. I’ve searched for some
information around the net, but nobody has told me something useful. Please, could anybody help me?
see (the first half of) http://mandrakeusers.org/index.php?showtopic=19849.
Thank you so much for your answer. I’ve tried to follow what is written on the site you showed me, but when I try to install libfreetype he tells me everything is already installed. I can’t continue anyway…
check what version of libxorg-x11 you have installed:
rmp -qi libxorg-x11 should show libxorg-x11-6.7.0 or 6.7.0 as the version name. If you really have the devel libs installed (check with rmp -qi libxorg-x11-devel) then you should tell us here (send the output of rmp -ql libxorg-x11-devel), because in that case root’s configure script might not have found it.
If your libxorg-x11 is older than 6.7.0, run
rpm -Uv http://ftp.surfnet.nl/ftp/pub/os/Linux/distr/Mandrakelinux/devel/10.1/i586/media/main/libxorg-x11-6.7.0-4.2.101mdk.i586.rpm
rpm -Uv http://ftp.surfnet.nl/ftp/pub/os/Linux/distr/Mandrakelinux/devel/10.1/i586/media/main/libxorg-x11-devel-6.7.0-4.2.101mdk.i586.rpm If it’s version 6.7.0 just run the second command, and if it’s newer you should get a newer devel rpm.
If you run into problems it might be better for you to post at a Mandrake forum, as this really looks like a Mandrake problem.
Thank you so much Axel. Unfortunately it doesn’t work, so I gave up and installed Mandrake 9.2. Now it’s everything ok. I have to work with root right now so I cannot waste time searching for a solution of Mandrake compatibility. Maybe in the future I’ll try again.
Thank you very much again. Bye!