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Re: Errors installing gcc, and problems with X

On Wed, 7 Feb 1996, Karsten Bolding wrote:

> During installation of debian on my PC I ran into two problems (only)
> I have obtained the deb files from the stable tree.

Are you sure?

> Problems with gs, xdvi etc:
> orca:/root setenv LD_LIBRARY_PATH /usr/X11R6/lib
> orca:/root gs
> gs: can't load library '/usr/X11R6/lib/libXt.so.6'
> 	Exec format error
> gs: can't find library 'libXt.so.6'
> For some reason I have to set LD_LIBRARY_PATH

This looks very much like you have installed the ELF X libraries only, 
and you are trying to install a package that needs a.out libraries. Try 
installing the development 'xcompat' package and see if gs works.

> Problems configuring gcc: 
> Package: devel/gcc-2.7.2-4.deb

This is definitely not from the stable tree - see my comment earlier.

> running dpkg --pending --configure ...
> dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of gcc:
>  gcc depends on binutils (>=2.5.2l.20); however:
>  Version of binutils on system is 2.6-2dpkg: error processing gcc (--configure):
>  dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
> binutils has been installed and configured properly.

You need to upgrade your dpkg.

Steve Early

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