Bug 3459 - vi and vim don't work in vc #2 during install due to missing libX11.so.6
vi and vim don't work in vc #2 during install due to missing libX11.so.6
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
6.0
i386 Linux
low Severity low
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
http://pobox.com/~e.maryniak/
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Reported: 1999-06-14 13:46 EDT by Eric Maryniak
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-06-15 07:26:49 EDT
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Description Eric Maryniak 1999-06-14 13:46:57 EDT
When booting with the Red Hat floppy, you can use,
after some menus, virtual console 2 with Alt-F2,
where you have a bash prompt:  bash#
Listed in /bin are some programs (not much), amongst
others vi and vim. However, when you call vi or vim,
you get this error:

"vi: error in loading shared libraries: libX11.so.6:
 cannot open shared object: No such file or directory"

This is somewhat awkward, as I wanted to edit a file
on the Win98 (vfat) partition, namely a log file of
what I was doing :-)
Note that I was able to mount it:
  /bin/insmod fat.o
  /bin/insmod vfat.o
  mkdir /dos
  mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /dos
I also was not able to run 'more' (or 'less') and gpm
at installation time.
My idea was to keep a log of what I was doing and
copy it with gpm, so I would not have to write it on
paper and type it in again, should I need to install
again (which I did :-)
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-06-14 13:58:59 EDT
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 2262 ***
Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 1999-06-15 07:26:59 EDT
Ooops, #2262 was the wrong bug. Here's the right one.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 2439 ***

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