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Re: Trying to use SP Flash Tool (Mediatek), latest version requires libpng12-0, which is not available



On 18/09/18 14:34, Carl Fink wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I'm running Buster (testing), and trying to set up the SP Flash
> Tool. I downloaded the archive
> (https://spflashtools.com/linux/sp-flash-tool-v5-1828-for-linux)
> and unzipped it (it doesn't require installation), but when I
> try to start the program I'm informed:
> 
>     error while loading shared libraries: libpng12.so.0: cannot open
> shared object file: No such file or directory
> 
> OK, but apt says:
> 
>     root@debian-nitpicking:/etc/udev/rules.d# apt-get install libpng12-dev
>     Reading package lists... Done
>     Building dependency tree      
>     Reading state information... Done
>     Package libpng12-dev is not available, but is referred to by another
> package.
>     This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
>     is only available from another source
> 
>     E: Package 'libpng12-dev' has no installation candidate
>     root@debian-nitpicking:/etc/udev/rules.d# apt-get install libpng12-0
>     Reading package lists... Done
>     Building dependency tree      
>     Reading state information... Done
>     Package libpng12-0 is not available, but is referred to by another
> package.
>     This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
>     is only available from another source
> 
>     E: Package 'libpng12-0' has no installation candidate
> 
> OK ... I did search for and find others who had this problem, but
> they all boiled down to "The package is not available for your
> distro version."
> 
> So would I have to build from source? Any other ideas?
> 
> (Yo, Mediatek--stop requiring old libraries unless you build
> static!)

You could try installing the jessie package?

Richard


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