Pls Help Newbie - PHP4/glibc2.2 rpm install woes

Pls Help Newbie - PHP4/glibc2.2 rpm install woes

Post by matt » Tue, 23 Apr 2002 11:57:52


I am trying to install an rpm of PHP4 but running into dependencies
issues. Most of these seem to stem from a requirement for GLIBC_2.2 lib
files etc (specifically

I have downloaded and queried the various packages required by the PHP
rpm (and in turn the packages they require) but end up in an infinite
loop of requirements (i.e one install requires another and vice versa).
I managed to trash my system by switching off dependencies and
overwriting important files last time round so I'm loathe to start
mucking around with rpm's dependency checking again.

I'm running YellowDog Linux Champion Server 1.2 (Built on Redhat 6.x?)
using a 2.2.17 kernel.

On my past install I did have an earlier version of PHP running which I
built from source but I'd really like to get over this glib2.2 issue as
there's other software (e.g mol-0.9.62 mac-on-linux) I'd like to run
which requires it.

I've scanned the web and can't find any specific info mentioning
glibc2.2 as incompatible with my configuration.

Below is the collected output from rpm, listing the various
dependencies. Many thanks,


Package dependencies for php install


error: failed dependencies:   is needed by php-4.0.4pl1-4   is needed by php-4.0.4pl1-4   is needed by php-4.0.4pl1-4   is needed by php-4.0.4pl1-4


error: failed dependencies:   is needed by cpp-2.95.4-4j


error: failed dependencies:
   cpp = 2.95.4-4j is needed by gcc-2.95.4-4j
   binutils >= is needed by gcc-2.95.4-4j   is needed by gcc-2.95.4-4j


error: failed dependencies:
   glibc >= 2.1.92 is needed by rpm-4.0.2-1c
   db1 = 1.85 is needed by rpm-4.0.2-1c   is needed by rpm-4.0.2-1c   is needed by rpm-4.0.2-1c   is needed by rpm-4.0.2-1c

Quote:>>glibc-2.2.5-0.19a    (Note: Provides

error: failed dependencies:
   glibc-common = 2.2.5-0.19a is needed by glibc-2.2.5-0.19a
   rpm <= 4.0-0.65 conflicts with glibc-2.2.5-0.19a
   glibc-devel < 2.2.3 conflicts with glibc-2.2.5-0.19a
   binutils < conflicts with glibc-2.2.5-0.19a
   gcc < 2.95.4-4a conflicts with glibc-2.2.5-0.19a


error: failed dependencies:
   glibc < 2.2.5 conflicts with glibc-common-2.2.5-0.19a


error: failed dependencies:
   glibc = 2.2.5 is needed by glibc-devel-2.2.5-0.19a

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