Wayne Eisenberg on Wed, 7 Apr 1999 12:06:20 -0400 (EDT)

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RE: RPM problem

Title: RE: RPM problem

OK, how do I check to see if the rpms are glibc/libc5/libc6/whatever?

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael
To: Wayne Eisenberg
Cc: 'plug@lists.nothinbut.net'
Sent: 4/7/99 11:10 AM
Subject: Re: RPM problem

>>  My reply to Wayne Eisenberg's mail was:
> YANQ (yet another newbie question):
> I'm trying to install a package called gtksamba on my RedHat 4.2 box
> work. It requires gtk+ to work. If I try to install either package
> in as root, of course) with the following line:
> rpm -iv gtk+-1_0_6-1_i386.rpm (or gtksamba_blah_blah)
> I get the response "Data type 9 not supported". I tried the exact same
> on my RedHat 5.2 box at home and it installed perfectly, no dumb error
> messages, so I know it's not me :)
> What's wrong here? What does that message mean and how do I
troubleshoot it?

The rpm you're using doesn't support unicode (or something like that);
You'll need to upgrade RPM ;  rpm-2.4.9-1 seems to work well on 4.2
boxen.  You probably have rpm rpm-2.3.XX-X right now. 
FYI, if those gtk rpms are glibc you just may be out of luck on a stock
libc5 system.. 




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