Bug 4235 - RH6.0 & glib-1.2.3-2.i368.rpm
Summary: RH6.0 & glib-1.2.3-2.i368.rpm
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gimp-data-extras
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-07-28 05:25 UTC by banasw01
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-09-02 16:30:04 UTC

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Description banasw01 1999-07-28 05:25:49 UTC
This is a bug with glib-1.2.3-2.i386.rpm from www.gtk.org. I
wanted to upgrade glib because I wanted to use newer X11amp
and once I upgrade glib and exit my desktop/window manager
to the login menu, I can not log in anymore and it is hard
to shut down. When I try to log in, the screen flashes like
I would be changing resolution or restatring X, and it
brings me back to login. I can shut down by tapping Ctrl+Alt
Delete and Ctrl+Alt Backspace. I have reinstalled my system
about 5-6 times now to make sure this IS the problem. I
upgrade glib righ after I install RH and I get this problem.
I use Window Maker, I haven't tested this problem on GNOME
or KDE, because I don't want to reinstall for the Nth time.
Am I doing something wrong? Am I asking a stupid question?
Did I provide enough info?

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-09-02 16:30:59 UTC
The dependency chains in GNOME are pretty deep. You might try
upgrading to the packages in Raw Hide paying careful attention
to the dependency failures from rpm. That means that you will
have to download each Raw Hide package, install manually as
	rpm -Uvh <package1> ...
and add packages to satisfy dependency failures until success is

Alternatively, download the x11amp src.rpm and build as
	rpm --rebuild x11amp*.src.rpm
and install with
	rpm -Uvh /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386/x11amp*rpm

If the build fails, you probably should try the upgrade path from
Raw Hide.

In any case, you shouldn't have to reinstall the entire system to
fix a broken dependency. Just do
	rpm -Uvh --force <old_glib_package>
to reinstall the previous glib package.
(Note: --force is not a panacea for packages that won't install, so
don;'t use it when trying to sort out the Raw Hide dependencies.)

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