karatekidkaratekid Ogdensburg, NY
edited June 2003 in Science & Tech
Well here is my perdiciment. I want to install the ATI drivers for my card, which requires that glibc 2.2 be installed. I have glibc 2.3 installed. 2.3 found its way onto my system after I used apt to install xine. So now, when I try to install the ATI drivers via RPM, I get a conflict error over glibc. So, what do I do, am I screwed, or is there some magic way I don't know about (90% chance of this since I am a relative linux noob.) BTW, I am using RedHat 8.

Here is the error I get
file /usr/X11R6/lib/ from install of fglrx-glc22-4.2.0-2.5.1 conflicts with file from package XFree86-Mesa-libGL-4.2.0-72


  • edited June 2003
    Arrrgh. That is why I trashed RH and installed Slackware. Dependency errors everytime I went to do something.

    New at this myself, so someone probably has a better answer. I would look at finding the driver in non RPM form and installing it yourself.
  • RobRob Detroit, MI
    edited June 2003
    If you hop in #redhat on freenode mharris is the X developer and handles alot of the ATI issues. If he can't point you in the right direction, noone can.

    I think you might need to search for ATI drivers, as I have glibc-2.3 in my redhat 8.0 workstation aswell. Did you build from the src.rpm's??

    Personally, I've never met a dependancy error in redhat that wasn't cause by something stupid I did to it. You can always blow away your RPM's with source installs, but that can lead to a very very messy future next time you install something within that dep. chain. I would build from a src.rpm file before I did a plain source install.
  • edited June 2003
    glibc usually goes together with the gcc compiler version used and frequently a kernel that was compiled with that pair of version matched things.

    Right now, you DO need source, but also need to talk on that channel and find out what makefile mods you can do. With Mandrake there is now a tool called mrproper that happily takes source and tries to reconcile it to current gcc and glibc. This little thing is one reason I like Mandrake. OTHER than that Mandrake has RPMS that work for a lot of ATI cards.

    I am not knocking your choice, I also use RedHat.

    Also check out this little virtual place:

    Note there are typically 2 links for each entry-- one side leads to an RPM info page, the other leads to a direct download link.

    You might also check out and ask TexStar if he knows if his ATI RPMs for Mandrake 9.0 or 9.1 have been tested on RedHat 8 or 9-- in the forums.

    John Danielson.
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