Re: Can't install gnome-db-0.2.2 because of libdb2 -- help needed!

On Fri, 5 Jan 2001 powerlifter newsguy com wrote:

> Newbie here taking the Linux leap. Chose GNOME over KDE, so trying to get my
> RH 7 box set up. Need someone's sage advice PLZ.
> Trying to install gnome-db-0.2.2, I get an error when installing the compiled
> RPM I downloaded from gnome-db
> Error: failed dependencies:
> is needed by gnome-db-0.2.2-1
> After much investigation, including finding a ref to the lib out on
>, I went to the gnome-db mailing list archives and did a search for
> libdb2.  Lo and behold, a conversation.  Vivien Malerba had the same problem,
> and presto, Rodrigo Moya responded with this bit of info:
> > this is linked with the GNOME libraries, that is, there is not a
> > explicit -ldb2 in gnome-db
> > Makefiles. I guess this is my fault, for having built the RPMs in a
> > Debian machine. So, it
> > would be good if you could rebuild them from the SRPM. This is done
> > with:
> > 
> > rpm --rebuild file.src.rpm
> Cool.  A new path.  I d/l the source for gnome-db-0.2.2 and ran the command. 
> Now it replies with:
> checking for GDA... configure: error: libGDA is needed to compile GNOME-DB
> Interesting, as I had just installed using rpm the libgda package.  In fact,
> rpm -q libgda indicates that libgda-0.2.2-1 _is_ installed.

You must install the development package (libgda-dev).


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