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Hi I am trying to install minicom on redhat enterprise and having a couple of problems. It tell me: libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.3) is needed by minicom-2.00.0-12 So I download glibc-2.3.2-11.9.src.rpm from redhat ...
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    glibc installation


    Hi I am trying to install minicom on redhat enterprise and having a couple of problems. It tell me:

    libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.3) is needed by minicom-2.00.0-12

    So I download glibc-2.3.2-11.9.src.rpm from redhat and do

    rpm --install glibc-2.3.2-11.9.src.rpm and it returns nothing so I am guessing it in installed. however in the file list on the redhat site it says it shoudl create /usr/share/doc/glibc-2.3 or something like that, but its not there so it hasnt worked (and when I try and run the minicom again it still says it needs it).

    I also did depmod -a (if i should do) and same problems happened

    any ideas? (I am fairly new to linux as well)

    Thanks

    Dave

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    You only installed the source and not the actual package. .src.rpm means source and .rpm is the compiled source which you need.

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    Thanks for that, I downloaded the packaqe and it tells me I need

    glibc-common = 2.3.2-27.9 is needed by glibc-2.3.2-27.9

    So I download that and do


    rpm --install glibc-common-2.3.2-27.9.i386.rpm and
    rpm --upgrade glibc-common-2.3.2-27.9.i386.rpm

    and then depmod -a

    Both of these return nothing so I I try the main package again and it still says I need this common one (dont think I have the source this time )

    Any ideas?

    Cheers

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    type in
    rpm -Uivh glibc-common-2.3.2-27.9.i386.rpm glibc-2.3.2-27.9.i386.rpm
    that shoudl isntall both of them

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    You don't need to use i with U.

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