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Re: [vox-tech] kde upgrade wrecked gnome

--- Bruce Wolk <bawolk@ucdavis.edu> wrote:
> When I try to run mozilla or firefox I get:
> [bruce@pogo mozilla-1.4]$ ./mozilla
> ./mozilla-bin: error while loading shared libraries: libgtk-1.2.so.0: 
> cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
> [bruce@pogo firefox]$ ./firefox
> ./firefox-bin: error while loading shared libraries: 
> libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or 
> directory
> Obviously these libraries used to be there.  Why would kde remove them?
> If I try to run "apt-get install gtk+" to load the gtk libraries, I get 
> a bunch of dependancy errors as well.  I thought apt was supposed to 
> eliminate the dependancy hell, but obviously not.
> Thanks for any help you can give me.
> Bruce


I am a redhat user, but haven't dared trying apt-get with redhat.  I dunno if
apt will destroy/overwrite files.  I use rpm, which has it's pitfalls, but
_usually_ doesn't overwrite stuff unless you explicitly tell it to.

With that said, I know that rpm usually sets aside stuff that you over-write
with a .rpmsave extension...  Maybe you could find them and create symlinks to
get your applications working (just check to make sure that the target has the
file type ELF 32-bit LSB shared object):

[user@localhost lib]# ln -s libgtk-1.2.so.0.9.1.rpmsave libgtk-1.2.so.0

On my system (rh9), there are tons of symlinks that point to (ls -l

/usr/lib/libgtk-1.2.so.0 -> libgtk-1.2.so.0.9.1
/usr/lib/libgtk-x11-2.0.so -> libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0.200.1
/usr/lib/libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0 -> libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0.200.1

Hopefully, maybe the .so files are untouched, but the symlinks got
destroyed/overwritten/confused?  _If_ your original .so files are truly gone,
then I think you might have to get them reinstalled (somehow).

Just stabbing blindly in the dark...



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