newbie question about RH contrib/i386, contrib/hurricane/i386

newbie question about RH contrib/i386, contrib/hurricane/i386

Post by Skeeter Abell-Smi » Thu, 07 May 1998 04:00:00



I'm confused about what's in the Red Hat contrib dir.

I've compared what's in contrib/i386 with contrib/hurricane/i386
and contrib/mustang/i386 and the latter two seem to have half as much
stuff, but newer versions.  The contrib/i386 has older versions but
twice as many RPMs.  So, if I am running, say, 5.0, should I be getting
RPMs from contrib/hurricane/i386 or contrib/i386 ?

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newbie question about RH contrib/i386, contrib/hurricane/i386

Post by Bob Tenne » Thu, 07 May 1998 04:00:00



 >
 >I've compared what's in contrib/i386 with contrib/hurricane/i386
 >and contrib/mustang/i386 and the latter two seem to have half as much
 >stuff, but newer versions.  The contrib/i386 has older versions but
 >twice as many RPMs.  So, if I am running, say, 5.0, should I be getting
 >RPMs from contrib/hurricane/i386 or contrib/i386 ?
 >
If you have 5.0 you should be using hurricane/i386 rpms,
but if the contrib/i386 rpm doesn't depend on libc, it can
likely be used on 5.0 as well.  If you want to install something
that does depend on libc and is not in the hurricane directory, get
the src rpm and rebuild it on your system to get a binary that
should work.  Use the data base at rufus.w3.org/linux/RPM to see
what's available and what the dependencies are.

Bob T.

 
 
 

newbie question about RH contrib/i386, contrib/hurricane/i386

Post by Christopher Brow » Fri, 08 May 1998 04:00:00


On 6 May 1998 19:16:48 GMT, Skeeter Abell-Smith


>I'm confused about what's in the Red Hat contrib dir.

>I've compared what's in contrib/i386 with contrib/hurricane/i386
>and contrib/mustang/i386 and the latter two seem to have half as much
>stuff, but newer versions.  The contrib/i386 has older versions but
>twice as many RPMs.  So, if I am running, say, 5.0, should I be getting
>RPMs from contrib/hurricane/i386 or contrib/i386 ?

The "problem" is that the recent move to Hurricane involves the new
GLIBC libraries, which encourages one to recompile packages.

- The contrib/i386 contains various things that have been contributed
over the last couple of years, probably all for older releases of RH,
including versions 3, 4.0, 4.1, 4.2.

- contrib/mustang/i386 would contain "recent" stuff that has been
mostly targeted at RH 4.2.

- contrib/hurricane/i386 contains the "most recent" stuff, targetted
specifically at RH 5.0.

I would put the priority list, for any given package, as being:

a) If it's in contrib/hurricane/i386, that's your *best* bet.

If it's not there, then look for source RPMS (SRPMS).

b) contrib/hurricane/SRPM
c) contrib/mustang/SRPM
d) contrib/SRPM

To handle SRPM files, try:
# rpm --recompile whatever-src.rpm
# cd /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386
# rpm -i whatever-i386.rpm

e) contrib/mustang/i386 or
f) contrib/i386

are possibilities; I'd try them last after the others...

Quote:>``Registration may frighten me into buying a gun.  Since lists will
>get into criminal hands, those of us who are armed will become targets
>of gun thieves, while the unarmed among us will become sitting ducks
>for all thieves.  On balance, I'd rather have a gun.''
>    -- Diane Francis, June 5, 1995 issue of Maclean's

You should catch my brother's web page:
<http://www3.ns.sympatico.ca/coffee/bradpage.htm>

Not all Canadian ``gun enthusiasts'' are in the West...

(I have entertaining pictures on the office wall from a decreasingly
recent vacation to Halifax.  Machine guns figured prominently...)

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1. no libpng in contrib/libgr-2.0.14-2.i386.rpm

I just downloaded contrib/libgr-2.0.14-2.i386.rpm, and I see that it
lacks libpng.so which is in libgr-2.0.2-8.i386.rpm that came with
Red Hat 3.0.3.  Is libpng's absence from 2.0.14 an error, or has
libpng taken up residence in a different rpm?  If it has
moved, which rpm now contains it?

Thanks,

Dick

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